Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Foreign Affairs Minister of Czech Republik, Lubomir Zaoralek, supports Indonesia for its candidacy as a non-permanent member of United Nations Security Council for 2019-2020.

"I can also promise the Czech Republik will support Indonesia on the international stage because we see Indonesia as a partner," Zaoralek said to Antara here last Friday.

Indonesia and the Czech Republik are countries that share similar values towards global peace, Zaoralek said.

Indonesia is the country that has promoted democracy in the region and has a moderate way of life, he said.

He lauded Indonesias efforts in fighting the radical movement and countering terrorist acts.

"Indonesia also has the tendency to mediate not only in disputed countries such as Saudi Arabia and Iran, but also in mediating clashes in South China Sea issue," Zaoralek added.

On his official three-day visit to Indonesia, from February 25 to 27, the Czech foreign minister has made a courtesy call on President Joko Widodo, as well as meet with the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, the Minister for Legal and Security Affairs.

Zaoralek also expressed confidence that the growth of foreign investment in Indonesia was promising.

Cooperation in trade and investment between the Czech Republic and Indonesia can be realized in the next few years, the minister claimed.

Reported by Bayu Prasetyo

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