Indonesia and Ecuador in 2023 will follow up on a number of agreements that have been agreed upon by the two countries. This was conveyed by the Ambassador of the Republic of Ecuador to Indonesia, Santiago Chávez in a special interview with RRI Voice of Indonesia, Monday (5/12) in Jakarta.
On May 27, 2022, Indonesia and Ecuador signed a collaboration on disaster risk management in Bali by the Head of BNPB RI Suharyanto and the Head of the Ecuador's Disaster Management Agency (SNGRE) Christian Torres.
According to Santiago Chávez, cooperation in disaster risk management is one of the points of cooperation that will be followed up next year.
"In 2022, the two institutions responsible for risk management, both in Ecuador and Indonesia have reached an agreement and have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on risk management"
"So, in 2023, the two countries will develop the memorandum of understanding by discussing specific points that can be applied, especially in terms of exchanging experiences, capacity building, using technology that can really help each other," Santiago explained. Chávez.
In addition to disaster management, Indonesia and Ecuador will also follow up on cooperation in combating illegal drug trafficking.
Santiago Chavez said the two countries had signed this cooperation on May 25, 2022.
"We also seek cooperation in the war against drugs and transnational networks related to drugs," he added.
Santiago Chavez added that both Indonesia and Ecuador have many things in common. Therefore, according to him, there is a lot of potential for cooperation that can be carried out and developed. (VOI)