US, Indonesia boost ties in diverse areas hinh anh 1US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) and Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi (Photo: Jakarta Post)

Hanoi (VNA) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi on October 29 to discuss issues of shared concern.

Speaking at a joint press conference in Jakarta, Marsudi said she called for greater economic cooperation and encouraging US firms to invest more in the country during talks.

Pompeo, for his part, suggested US enterprises increase investment in Indonesia, especially in digital technology, energy and infrastructure. 

On the East Sea issue, the US Secretary of State expressed wish to cooperate with Indonesia in a new way to ensure maritime security in one of the world’s busiest trade routes.

The Indonesian Foreign Minister also wished to maintain peace and stability in the East Sea where international law needs to be respected.

According to her, the two countries will enhance defence cooperation via promoting military training, intelligence information sharing and maritime security.

During a meeting with the US guest, Indonesian President Joko Widodo also expressed wish to bolster bilateral economic ties.

Earlier, Pompeo visited India, Sri Lanka and Maldives as part of his five-day Asia trip. After concluding his Indonesia visit, he is scheduled to arrive in Vietnam on October 29./.

VNA