US Praises Indonesia's Leadership in Southeast Asia

Fajar Nugraha    •    21 September 2016 16:49 WIB
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US Praises Indonesia's Leadership in Southeast Asia
Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi with US Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken (Photo:MoFA)

Metrotvnews.com, New York: Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi received a courtesy call from United States (US) Deputy Secretary of State Anthony Blinken on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Tuesday (9/20).

"They discussed various issues at the brief meeting," The Foreign Ministry said in a written statement received on Wednesday (9/21).

"US appreciated Indonesia's leadership in Southeast Asia," the statement continued.

Indonesia and US reiterated their commitment to increase cooperation in several sectors, including fishery and maritime sectors.

Retno also invited the US government to attend the Bali Democracy Forum that will be held in Bali on December 8-9, 2016.


(WAH)