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JOINT PRESS CONFERENCE
MENTERI LUAR NEGERI RI, DR. N. HASSAN WIRAJUDA,
MENTERI LUAR NEGERI KENYA, MOSES MASIKA WETANG’ULA
Jakarta, 3 DESEMBER 2008
[Awal joint press conference]
Menlu RI: [indistinct] Masika Wetang’ula, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic Kenya, distinguished member of delegation of Indonesia and Kenya, dear friends member of the press, I’m pleased to announce that today we‘ve just concluded the first Meeting of Joint Bilateral Cooperation between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Kenya. The meeting is a follow-up of the Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of a Joint Commission for Bilateral Commission between the two countries, which was signed in Nairobi, Kenya on 19th June, 2008. I’m also pleased that we (have) enganged in a very fruitful and productive discussion. We discussed a wide range of issues of mutual interest from political to social cooperation, as well as concrete cooperations between the two countries, Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
While taking note on the progress of cooperation and friendship, between Kenya and Indonesia, His Excellency Moses Wetang’ula and I agreed to strengthen the bilateral cooperation between our two countries and people. We both agreed that cooperation among developing countries must be enhanced. And on that context, a strong bilateral relationship and mutual cooperations between our two countries are therefore very important.
We welcomed the government of Kenya’s decision to opens its diplomatic mission here in Jakarta. This is a very significant move that allowed us to have a direct communication needed to elevate our cooperation into a higher level. In the area of economic cooperation, we discussed a common and the first to strengthen the trade engaged between the two countries where we promoting data and information exchange, intensifying trade mission and exhibition, as well as facilitating and supporting businessman from our two countries. We wish to ensure that we can hit and tap business opportunities in our economy. We should keep in mind in our part that Kenya is an active member of sub regional economic grouping of Comesa, an active member of the common market on that sub region. Kenya can be an important gateway for our trade to that sub region of Eastern Africa.
We also discussed the impact on current global multi-dimensional crisis, particulary food , energy and financial on the respective economies. On the area of culture and tourism, we agreed to strengthen collaboration in tourism, particularly eco-tourism. We (have) a joint promotion and taking a human resource development. We also agreed in establishing a cooperation in the contemplation of our respective bio-diversity in the cooperation in field of anthropology and archeology. I also mentioned that in the area of security, we welcomed the interest of Kenyan government to participate in our training center for law enforcement, essentially the counter-terrorism center. But, we agreed also to exchange trainings of diplomats. Something that I believe we can easily realise in our part by inviting diplomats from Kenya to join training program in our education and diplomatic training institute here in Jakarta. And likewise, we are ready to send our people to join trainings at the Kenyan diplomatic institute. Now, I invite H.E. Wetang’ula to addres the press. Excellency, you have the floor.
Menlu Kenya: Thank you very much H.E. Dr. Hassan Wirajuda, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia. We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Nairobi in June this year. From this to have a Joint Commission on the end of the year and I happy that we have met our target. Met our target in getting together in your beautiful city of Jakarta, where our hardwork team, co-chaired by Indonesia and Kenya, have worked out a very structured document that we all have [indistinct] our signatures to.
I will not repeat on what Minister have said, because I actually agreed with all the issues that you have mentioned and the pillar of the agreements. Now, I would like to take the opportunity, thank you most dearly for the invitation for us to held the first Joint Commission in your country, for the warm welcome and hospitality that my delegation and I have received, for the friendship that your team have exhibited to us, my delegation. And above all for the ambiance and the cordial competence by which we were able to work.
They have reached far reaching agreements on various areas of cooperations and collaborations. And we have two meetings the course of the day the bilateral discussion in the office and a working lunch this afternoon. We did discussed and touched or marked the Joint Commisssion, marked our two countries within the context of the globalized world.
We did touched the question of the growing and escalational of piracy and refuse that there are [indistinct] continuing piracy in the Eastern coast of Africa. And there were zone securing [indistinct] because it is a threat to a very critical maritime trade route that are linked the East to the West and to the Southern America. We did also touched the question as you have mentioned about terrorism and the need on our force in our zone in fighting terrorism more efficiently and to have a more capable and trained personnel. To do so, we thank you for preparing your institution and abilities to help train Kenyan police and other person (who) involved in anti-terrorism fight.
Equally important is the opportunity to exchange the training of our ability of our diplomats, so that we’d continue carrying on our collaboration and our joint approach within the international fora. We did also in our discussion, mentioned the right to restore the financial of key role that we have seen evolving in the West capital. And we asked developing countries, hope that in the process of resolving this problem, we would not become the victim where the commitment between the developed and developing countries, the problem that we are facing right now and their commitment must be kept.
We also did mentioned that the Doha Round discussion and WTO issues must be upscale to get to a proper just and equitable economic quota ruled by fair trade. A trade where we do not have the weak and the strong where the strong dictated the times of Doha Rounds. We have also confirms the commitment like we are always done. As members of NAM (Non Aligned Movement), we shall continue focusing on issues that are adhered to the developing countries, using the forum of NAM as lobbying and coordinating of our common interest wherever we go to an international forum to pursue issues that are our common issues.
We have agreed that the next Joint Commission will be in Nairobi next year. Time and opportunities are around and I have no doubt that we’ve met the target that we needed this time. And we have equally said that for us not to lose the momentum about what we have said in Jakarta. We were the one to encourage senior officials that have led the team today to have some review of what we have signed today. So that by the time we have the second joint commission we will have a clear roadmap economy upon which we are moving our two countries altogether. As you all know your country is where NAM was founded and we cherish that because we believe in the spirit, the idea and the values of NAM.
I’m happy that my team will be visiting the [indistinct] of NAM tomorrow. I have no doubt they will enjoy themselves. I wish I could stay and enjoy with them, but back home I have Somalian in my hand, Kongo in may hand. I have to get back and get moving. Thank you for agreeing that in the resiprocity we will able to open mission here. We will open our mission with a resident Ambassador in your capital in the course of next year which start next month. Once again, on behalf of my delegation thank you very much for the hospitality. You have showed us the warm welcome and friendship that are displayed here. And above all, the generousity that we all have experienced and received. Thank you very much.
Jubir Deplu: Para rekan wartawan ada yang ingin bertanya? [indistinct]
Well, that concluded the joint press conference. Thank you very much for your attention.