Jokowi, Balakhrisnan talk about infrastructure, investment issues

Jokowi, Balakhrisnan talk about infrastructure, investment issues

Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno LP Marsudi. (ANTARA/Joko Susilo).

Bogor, West Java (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Singaporean Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakhrisnan talked about infrastructure, investment, and development of human resources at the Bogor Palace, here, on Wednesday.

"The President revealed his visions on last July 14. Of the five visions, at least three could be connected and offered for cooperation, namely, first on infrastructure, second on investment, and third on human resource development," Foreign Affairs Minister Retno LP Marsudi told the press here on Wednesday following the meeting.

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Retno Marsudi and Minister/State Secretary Pratikno flanked Jokowi during the meeting.

Discussion on human resource development focused on vocational schools and polytechnics. Also, the existing human resource development cooperation will be stepped up, she remarked.

"Of course, to accelerate (the programs), one of the options is to organize training for trainers," she said.

"The journey for the last year has been concrete. For instance, we have seen very obvious progress in Kendal Industrial Park. A polytechnic school for furniture was opened last January," she said.

Also, there will be cooperation in aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities to be set up in the Bintan, Batam and Karimun (BBK) regions to support Changi Airport.

Balakhrisnan is on a working visit to Indonesia from July 16 to 18, 2019.

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