EU, Indonesia commit to green economic development hinh anh 1Indonesian Minister for National Development Planning Suharso Monoarfa (R) and EU Ambassador Vincent Piket at the event (Photo: Internet)

Jakarta (VNA) Indonesian Minister for National Development Planning Suharso Monoarfa and European Union (EU)  Ambassador to Indonesia and Brunei Vincent Piket launched the publication EU-Indonesia Cooperation 2020: “Building Capacity for Green Growth” during an online event on September 17.

Talking with the press, Monoarfa said the publication encapsulates efforts in advancing sustainable development to mitigate the impacts of climate change as well as highlights key achievements of the EU and its member states’ development programmes with Indonesia.

According to him, Indonesia-EU cooperation will support economic growth, health system, education, social inclusion, and environmental protection.

Ambassador Piket, for his part, said the EU recently launched a “Team Europe” package to support Indonesia’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Looking forward, cooperation with Indonesia will include innovative methods to finance the green transition, urban development and the sustainable management of natural resources.

Last year, over 1,600 annual scholarships were awarded to Indonesian students through the EU’s Erasmus programme and its member states’ scholarship schemes./.