South Korean Ambassador to Indonesia, Kim Chang-beom on his speech at National Day Reception and South Korea Armed Force in Jakarta on Wednesday evening (2/10) explained that during one year, the relations between South Korea and Indonesia are getting stronger because of the contribution from many parties. Indonesia keeps on stepping forward to be a developed country like South Korea. He also said Indonesia and South Korea are strategic and true partners.
“We are special strategic partners. Our partnership encompasses a broad range of areas, including political security, economic, social patrol, industry, and bilateral cooperation. More importantly, our partnership is purely based on heart to heart, hati ke hati, exchanges and closer partnership between our two people,” said Kim Chang-beom.
Moreover, Ambassador Kim Chang-beom also explained the amount of trade cooperation between Indonesia and South Korea reached US$40 billion dollars last year. Meanwhile, the investment of South Korea in Indonesia reached US$15 billion dollars. Indonesian President Joko Widodo and South Korean President Moon Jae-in while meeting at the 34th ASEAN Summit Conference in Bangkok, Thailand last June, agreed to increase bilateral cooperation of both countries, particularly in the field of investment and trade. (VOI/AHM/nrl/ TRANS:AF)