Indonesia and Cambodia agreed to enhance tourism and cultural cooperation. One form of the cooperation is realized through sister temple cooperation between Borobudur Temple, in Magelang, Central Java, and Angkor Wat, in Angkor, Cambodia. In addition, Indonesia and Cambodia in 2018 are also planning to develop a diplomatic training institute in Cambodia. This was conveyed by the Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi in her press conference after a bilateral meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia, Prak Sokhoon in Jakarta on Friday (February 2, 2018).
“...On cultural cooperation, we agree to further implement the existing agreement on cultural cooperation, including to promote sister temple cooperation between Angkor Wat and Borobudur Temple. And we agree also to start the cooperation in developing the Institute of Diplomatic Training in Cambodia,” Retno Marsudi said.
Minister Retno Marsudi hopes that in connection with the cooperation of developing a diplomatic training institute in Cambodia, Her Ministry expects for a visit from the director of the institute to Indonesia to discuss the programs to be undertaken by the institute in the future.(Rezha/Trans by Dhyka)