Japan, Indonesia reinforce strategic partnership hinh anh 1Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) and Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Source:mofa.go.jp)

Hanoi (VNA) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has affirmed that Indonesia is still an important strategic partner for coordinating in dealing with regional and international issues.

He made the remark on January 20 on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Japan-Indonesia diplomatic relations.

In a statement released by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abe stated that Indonesia is one of the important partners of Japan in sharing global values as well as in dealing with regional and international matters as the two countries are surrounded by massive oceans.

Meanwhile, Indonesian President Joko Widodo underscored that Indonesia and Japan are actively engaging in a series of cooperation forms at regional and international forums, and will continue the collaboration to improve peace and stability in the region.

Currently, Indonesia and Japan have a wide range of bilateral cooperation programmes under the Indonesia-Japan Economic Partnership, including expert exchange, and health care human resources development. Each year, Japan helps Indonesia train 500 nurses to work in rest-homes.-VNA