Jakarta, 20 July 2022 (TDI): On Tuesday, the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo met the President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Ramos Horta in a bilateral meeting.

The meeting took place at the Bogor Presidential Palace. The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Timor-Leste, Adaljiza Magno was also present at the occasion with President Ramos.

The heads of state discussed multiple matters in the bilateral meeting. They discussed the issues related to bilateral economic cooperation.

They also highlighted the issues regarding the border area development. Also how connectivity can be strengthened and resume the mechanism of the Joint Border Committee and Joint Ministerial Commission.

Investments in Timor-Leste

The leaders also talked about the potential investment in Timor-Leste, as well as how both states can increase mutual support to tackle regional and multilateral issues.

President Joko Widodo hoped that the State-owned companies of Indonesia will participate more in the development of Timor-Leste. He also expressed that Indonesia will help them in the infrastructure and industrial sectors.

In addition, he mentioned the importance of information communication and the telecommunication sector. During the visit of President Ramos to Indonesia, multiple MOUs were signed between the two countries.

They signed the MOU on the Cross-Border Movement of Commercial Bushes. Also, both parties signed the MOU for Agriculture Cooperation.

In addition, the two additional MOUs will be signed. The MOU between the National Standardization Agency of Indonesia and the Institute for Quality of Timor-Leste on Standardization, Conformity Assessment, and Metrology.

Also, an MOU between the Ministry of Tourism Commerce and Industry of Timor-Leste with the Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia for technical cooperation was also signed.

During his visit to Indonesia, President Ramos was also accompanied by many officials.

Among them were the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Minister of Transport and Communication, and Chief of Civil House of Presidency. Adviser to the MoFAC’s Minister and Director General for ASEAN also traveled with the President.