Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo discussed cooperation in water resources management with Tajikistan Prime Minister Kokhir Rasulzoda during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 10th World Water Forum Summit in Bali on Monday.

The two leaders emphasized the importance of international cooperation to overcome global challenges related to water, according to a press release from the president's office.

At the meeting, Widodo—popularly known as Jokowi—expressed gratitude for Tajikistan's support for the forum. He then emphasized Indonesia's commitment to cooperation to sustainably ensure clean water quality for shared prosperity.

"We are committed to working together to ensure the sustainability of clean water quality for mutual prosperity. And I ask for Tajikistan's contribution as one of the leaders in global water policy to find joint solutions," he said.

Meanwhile, Rasulzoda expressed his appreciation for the invitation and reiterated the importance of relations between the two countries. He also lauded Indonesia for its constructive role in regional and international affairs.

"Tajikistan recognizes Indonesia as an important partner in the region and is interested in strengthening multilateral and mutually beneficial cooperation. We appreciate Indonesia's significant achievements in the economic and social development sector," he said.

He invited the Indonesian delegation to attend the international conference on the International Decade of Action "Water for Sustainable Development," which will be held in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Rasulzoda said that the year 2024 will mark 30 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries, which is an opportunity to deepen and expand cooperation.

"Our relations still need to be strengthened and expanded," he said.

The bilateral meeting was also attended by some Indonesian ministers, including Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi and Investment Minister Bahlil Lahadalia.

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Editor: Anton Santoso
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