The official visit to Indonesia by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on
Sept. 13-14 laid a new milestone in advancing the two countries’ ties
toward the strategic partnership, in the interest of both peoples and
for peace, stability, cooperation, development and prosperity in the
region and the world.
The outstanding outcome of the visit is the
attainment of a common perception on many important issues between PM
Dung and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Foreign Minister Pham Binh
Minh said in an interview, adding that they agreed to promote the two
countries’ ties toward a strategic partnership.
“This not only
meets the aspirations and interests of the two countries’ people, but
also benefits peace, stability, cooperation, development and prosperity
in the region and the world,” Minh told reporters after the PM’s
Indonesia visit ended.
During the visit, the two sides signed the
Vietnam-Indonesia Action Programme for the 2012-2015 to implement the
Joint Statement on Friendship and Comprehensive Cooperation Framework
between the two countries and a memorandum of understanding on joint
activities to promote information exchange and bilateral consultation
between the two foreign ministries.
This will be a legal basis
for ministries and agencies of Vietnam and Indonesia to carry out
their cooperation in specific fields, the Minister said.
The two sides also issued a joint communique at the end of the visit, he added.
bilateral relations, PM Dung and President Susilo discussed practical
measures to promote ties between the two countries and agreed that
Vietnam and Indonesia cooperated and coordinated effectively in
many fields over the past time.
They reached consensus on
accelerating the implementation of the joint committee mechanism on
bilateral cooperation at foreign ministerial level, which will meet
every two years, and targeting 5 billion USD in two-way trade before
On regional and international issues, the two sides shared
the common viewpoint on maintaining peace, stability, security and
maritime safety in the East Sea , strictly implementing the
Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) and working
towards building the Code of Conduct in the East Sea (COC).
Vietnamese PM and the Indonesian President highly valued the close
coordination and cooperation between the two countries at international
and regional forums, Minh said.
Indonesia on its successful undertaking of the role of ASEAN Chair, he
said, affirming that the country always supports and closely works with
Indonesia and believes the neighbouring country will fulfill its
role as ASEAN Chair 2011.
Relating to prospect for bilateral
cooperation, Minister Minh said the two countries have potential for
development and the two governments are exerting efforts to bring the
Vietnam-Indonesia relations to a new height toward the formation of a
The contents are described in details in
the Joint Communique and the Vietnam-Indonesia Action Programme for the
2012-1015 signed during the visit, he said./.