In the frame to improve bilateral relations among the two countries, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia and Croatia have held a Political Consultation Meeting at the Croatian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Europe Building (MVEP), in Zagreb, last July 4.
The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs delegation was led by the Director General of America and Europe accompanied by the Indonesian Ambassador to Croatia and his staff. Meanwhile, the Croatian Delegation is chaired by the MVEP Director General of Politics and consists of officials from the Asia Oceania Division and the MVEP Bilateral Economic Cooperation Division.
The meeting generally discussed the development of Indonesia-Croatia relations and cooperation in various fields, such as the economy, tourism, people-to-people contact, and defense and security. Also being discussed are issues in the region and globally of common concern, including the dynamics in ASEAN, the European Union, the Ukraine-Russia crisis, the situation in the Western Balkans and mutual support in various international organizations. Both parties will also encourage the holding of meetings at the level of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, including on the sidelines of international meetings such as the UN General Assembly.
Furthermore, as an effort to introduce Indonesia's profile and priorities to Croatian officials, the Director General of America and Europe also gave a public lecture at the MVEP Diplomatic Academy Building which was attended by around 40 people who were officials at MVEP and members of the Croatian Diplomatic Club. The topics raised in public lectures were about Indonesia's foreign policy, Indonesia's position on a number of current issues, and the role of the Indonesian Presidency in the G-20.
This year's series of Political Consultation and Public Lecture activities coincided with the 30th anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between RI-Croatia which had been officially established since 2 September 1992. The two countries remain committed to continuously enhancing cooperation in various fields in the future.