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July 8, 2020

Signing of Jakarta Treaties

PNG andIndonesia have rewrittenthe history books intheir relationship with 11 bilaterally binding agreements now sealed.

They cover areas of education, diplomacy, youth and sports, border liaison and extradition.

LLeadersof both countries however agree more needs to be done to strenthenthe relationship.

The prime minister and his delegation arrived in Jakarta around 9 O’clock on Sunday night. He was given a red carpet welcome.

As a sign of respectohe visitedthe Hero’s war cemetery; a place where lLeaderswho have helped shape and mouldIndonesia are remembered.

Later inthe evening, he called in atthe Presidential Palace,there he inspected a guard of honour while a 9-guns salute fired inthe back ground.

A photo session was held with both spouses atthe state lobby before private talks with various ministers.

Signing of 11 joint agreements in areas of education, petroleum and energy, border liaison, sports, people to people liaison as well as 3 treaties werethe main highlights.

Prime Minister Peter O’Neill spoke about soft border arrangements where West Papuans were concerned. 

Hethen announced thattheIndonesian president would be visitin PNG next year, in September during our stories 39’s up>thIndependence Celebrations.

The signing ofthe 3 treaties marks a major milestone betweenthe two countries, butthe two lLeadersagreedthere’s more room for improverment.


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