Indonesian President Joko Widodo has appointed Ambassador Eddy Pratomo as his special envoy in an effort to speed up the delimitation of maritime boundaries with Malaysia.

The appointment comes as a result of a meeting between the Indonesian President and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak during the former’s visit to Malaysia from February 5-7 and meetings between the two countries’ Foreign Ministers in early 2015.

Accordingly, the two countries will send their special envoys to participate in the delimitation of maritime boundaries.

Eddy Pratomo was formerly Indonesian Ambassador to Germany and Malaysian special envoy Tan Sri Mohd Radzi Abdul Rahman was previously the Ambassador to Vietnam and Japan.

Under the agreements reached between the leaders of the two nations, the special envoys will take political, legal and technical aspects into account.-VNA