Indonesia, France look to beef up strategic partnership hinh anh 1Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi  (R) and her French counterpart Jean Yves Le Drian (Photo: VNA)
Jakarta (VNA) – An action plan to deepen strategic partnership between Indonesia and France in the 2022-2027 period was signed within the framework of French Foreign Minister Jean Yves Le Drian’s visit to Indonesia on November 24.

In her speech after the talks with her French counterpart in Jakarta, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said this year marks the 10th year since Indonesia and France have established their strategic partnership.

The signing of the action plan aims to provide a clearer direction for strengthening this relationship in the next five years.

Accordingly, the two sides will give priority to strengthening the strategic partnership and improving ties in health, defence, climate change and maritime affairs.

Indonesia and France have planned to hold their first maritime dialogue next year, which is the first step in implementing the action plan, Marsudi said.

For his part, Le Drian said the signing of the cooperation plan has strengthened the 10-year partnership between the two countries.

France is committed to investing 500 million EUR (562.1 million USD) in energy conversion projects in Indonesia, he added./.