Indonesia expressed its readiness to host the Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC) with Cambodia in 2018. JCBC is a forum between
Indonesia and Cambodia that has been used to discuss issues related to both countries and the Southeast Asian region. The Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi conveyed this in her press conference after a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia, Prak Sokhoon in Jakarta, February 2, 2018.
"On strengthening bilateral relations we both agreed on the important on utilizing the joint commission for the bilateral cooperation as the main forum to review the progress of our bilateral relations. Indonesia is ready to host the next Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation the JCBC, and we agreed to have the fourth JCBC on the second half of 2018," Retno Marsudi said.
Retno Marsudi further said Indonesia and Cambodia has agreed to strengthen bilateral relationships that have existed for more than five decades, exactly 59 years. Indonesia and Cambodia are working to strengthen bilateral mechanisms in key sectors, including trade and investment, tourism and regional cooperation. In addition to regional-related issues, Indonesia and Cambodia continue to support peace efforts and realize the stability of the South China Sea. Both countries also favored adoption of the Code of Conduct (CoC) framework for the South China Sea. (Rezha;transbyAlika)