Australian envoy, Indonesian minister discuss various issues

Australian envoy, Indonesian minister discuss various issues

Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Gary Quinlan AO arrived at the Office of the Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs in Jakarta on Tuesday. (Zuhdiar Laeis)

We did not talk about specific issues. We talked about issues, mainly regarding operations, legal security cooperation, counter-terrorism, law enforcement
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Gary Quinlan AO met with Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Mahfud MD at the latter's office in Jakarta on Tuesday to discuss a host of issues.  

The visit was aimed at introducing himself to Mahfud MD who was appointed to the post of Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs only last week, Quinlan said while speaking to the press following the meeting.

Asked whether they discussed the Papua issue at the meeting, he said they did not discuss anything specific. However, the meeting discussed a wide range of issues including legal cooperation, counter-terrorism, cybercrime, narcotics, child exploitation, and other legal issues.

"We did not talk about specific issues. We talked about issues, mainly regarding operations, legal security cooperation, counter-terrorism, law enforcement," he said.

The two also discussed cooperation and collaboration between the two countries in various sectors.

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The meeting came shortly after Mahfud MD received Home Affairs Minister Tito Karnavian.

Tito met Mahfud MD to report the latest situation in Papua and the result of his visit to the province while accompanying President Joko Widodo.

The meeting was also part of the coordination as a minister under the purview of the Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs. (INE)

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