After successfully implementing the Action Plan for 2014 to 2018 in various fields, Indonesia and Vietnam have prepared the next Action Plan for 2019 to 2023. The action plans include political and diplomatic dialogue, economic cooperation, security and defense cooperation, and tourism promotion, cultural exchange and also inter-community relations or people to people contact.According to Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi in a press statement received by Voice of Indonesia on Wednesday (12/9/2018) the Action Plan for 2019 to 2023 was signed by her as the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam Phạm Bình Minh. It was witnessed directly by Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang in Hanoi on Tuesday 11 September 2018.
“When I meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam, during a bilateral consultation. We should have prepared the 2nd Phase of Actions Plans for the next five years before this ends. For this reason, the technical team worked to negotiate theAction Plans and thanks God, at the time of the President's visit, the 2nd Phase ofAction Plans for the next five years was completed and we signed it yesterday,” said Retno Marsudi.
With the continuation of Indonesia and Vietnam Action Plans for 2019 to 2023 it is expected that cooperation between the two countries, especially in the trade sector, can be further enhanced. Indonesia and Vietnam have committed themselves to increasing cooperation in the trade sector. The trade trends of the two countries, which have continued to increase over time, will continue to be explored their potential and developed for the progress of the two countries. (VOI / Rezha/NT)