The Indonesian government initiated the formation of new economic centers in the world. Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Wednesday in Jakarta explained that the spread of a new center of economic growth in the world would encourage economic equality while improving world welfare. Related to this, Retno explained, the Indonesian government is promoting the establishment of good communication between countries in the Pacific region with countries in the Indian Ocean coastal region. According to her, good relations between Pacific countries and the Indian Ocean Coast, in addition to improving world welfare, it can also encourage peace between regions.
“By connecting between Pacific and Indian Ocean we hope there will be the new growth in Indian ocean rim. Because if it happens, the new economical growth center d it means that it will increase the welfare. And welfare must be connected with peace problems and others,” Retno Marsudi said.
Regarding this matter, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi said that the Indonesian government is currently conducting intensive communication, not only with the Pacific Countries and the Indian Ocean Coast, but also with partner countries such as the United States, China, Russia, India, Australia and Korea. In addition, she said, Indonesia also built communication with ASEAN countries in the effort to develop the concept. She also stressed that cooperation between countries is an absolute thing that must be built compared to building competition between countries. (VOI/ANDY/TRANS NUKE/AHM)