Indonesia and Timor Leste as directly adjacent neighboring countries are to enhance their economic cooperation, especially related to infrastructure development in the territory of Timor Leste and border areas between the two countries. According to Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno L.P. Marsudi the increasing of economic cooperation has become one of the main discussions in a bilateral meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Democratic Republic of East Timor, Aurellio Gutteres at Gedung Pancasila, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jakarta, Wednesday, January 31st, 2018.
“Second, we also agree that the focus of cooperation is to strengthen economic cooperation. In the context of economic cooperation, several issues we discussed together, namely the improvement of infrastructure development cooperation and we discussed the problem, agreed that the construction of Motaain Bridge can be done immediately. Because this bridge is very important to be a bridge of people to people contact,” Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno L.P. Marsudi said.
In addition, Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi added that with regard to infrastructure development, Timor Leste also expects investors from Indonesia to invest in infrastructure sector, especially the construction of public housing./// (VOI/Rezha/AHM)