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Việt Nam, Indonesia to bolster security ties

Update: November, 21/2016 - 10:15
President Trần Đại Quang meets Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla in Lima, Peru, on November 18. — Photo

LIMA — President Trần Đại Quang and Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla have agreed to deepen bilateral collaboration in marine security and fighting terrorism and organised crime. 

The two reached the agreement at their meeting in Lima, Peru, on November 18, on the sidelines of the 24th High-level Week of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation Forum from November 17-20. 

They also agreed to strengthen co-ordination at multilateral forums, especially in maintaining regional and global peace and stability, and promoting effort to address disputes in the East Sea peacefully. 

Quang proposed Việt Nam and Indonesia soon hold the seventh meeting of the joint committee to seek specific measures towards achieving US$10 billion in bilateral trade by 2018. 

He asked Indonesia to treat detained Vietnamese fishermen humanely in the spirit of the two countries’ friendship. 

The Vietnamese President extended an invitation to visit Việt Nam in 2017 to Indonesian President Joko Widodo. 

Vice President Jusuf Kalla confirmed that Indonesia wants to increase co-operation with Việt Nam, especially in people-to-people and business exchanges. — VNS

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