“The foreign minister would accompany Jokowi during his visit as part of the preparations for the Asean Summit and as a follow-up visit for Philippines President Duterte visit to Indonesia last year,” Arrmanatha stated.
According to him, during the meeting, the two leaders will discuss the efforts to increase cooperation between Indonesia and Philippines in order to boost economic growth and public welfare of each country.
“One of the topics that would be discussed is the cooperation for improving the agriculture sector,” he noted.
Arrmanatha added that Jokowi and Duterte would discuss the implementation of maritime border issues and the efforts to curb cross-border crimes such as drugs smuggling, trafficking, and terrorism. Both leaders would discuss maritime security as well.
The leaders will also sign two Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) for cooperation in agriculture and improvement in connectivity.
“The agriculture cooperation includes exchange of experts, joint research program, and forming a joint working group. The connectivity improvement will involve the Joint Declaration for Sea Connection,” Arrmanatha remarked.(*)