India-Indonesia hold office consultations

Jun 25: The sixth round of Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) between India and Indonesia was held on 25th June, 2021 through virtual mode. Ms. Riva Ganguly Das, Secretary (East) led the Indian delegation while the Indonesian side was led by Mr Abdul Kadir Jailani, Director General for Asia Pacific and Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The previous round of consultations took place on 22 January, 2019 at Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

During the consultations, both sides reviewed the entire gamut of bilateral relationship, under the framework of Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. Cooperation in diverse areas – including political, defence, security and strategic, economic and cultural, were discussed. They also exchanged views on ways to further promote people-to-people contact, and strengthen their Shared Vision of Maritime Co-operation in the Indo-Pacific.

The two sides exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual interest. This included strengthening cooperation between ASEAN and India, the Indo-Pacific Oceans Initiative (IPOI), multilateral cooperation, International Solar Alliance (ISA) and Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI).

The talks were held in a friendly and cordial atmosphere. Both sides agreed to hold the next consultations at a mutually convenient date.

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