Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa and his UK counterpart William Hague on January 29 discussed initiatives to boost ties between the two countries, including cooperation in the fields of investment and education, local media reported.

"Cooperation in investment is one of the key elements of Indonesia-UK partnerships. The UK is one of biggest foreign direct investment sources in Indonesia," Marty said at a press conference in Jakarta , as quoted by Antara news agency.

He said several ministers in charge of the matter would soon meet to discuss ways to further increase investment and to identify problems that might impede the work between the two countries.

Marty said in the meeting that representatives of both countries would also discuss initiatives on the environment, human rights protection and good governance efforts.

Meanwhile, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague said 2013 had been a very good year for Indonesia-UK bilateral relations.

"Around 22 agreements were signed between education institutions from the two countries last year. Nowadays, there are more Indonesian people looking for study in the UK ," said Hague.

Indonesia’s Coordinating Economic Minister Hatta Rajasa earlier said Indonesia and the UK were committed to boosting their economic partnership, which is expected to reach 7 billion USD in 2015, from 4.9 billion USD in 2013.

Hatta said Indonesia and the UK had developed a trade and investment vision for 2030, aimed at increasing the added value of goods.-VNA