Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Jakarta Governor and president-elect Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, received Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida for a meeting at the Jakarta City Hall on Tuesday.

During the meeting, Jokowi and Kishida discussed issues related to the strengthening of relations and cooperation between Indonesia and Japan.

"In principle, during the meeting, we discussed ways to strengthen the relations and cooperation between the two countries in the future," Jokowi said after the meeting.

He pointed out that at least three important issues had been discussed in the meeting, which lasted for about an hour.

The first, according to Jokowi, was about cooperation with Japan, particularly related to legal supremacy at sea.

"The second was about the issues related to investment opportunities, and the third was about infrastructure development, which is necessary for both the countries," Jokowi remarked.

He noted that infrastructure development included the construction of deep sea port and sea toll.

Jokowi claimed that the Japanese government was ready to support every infrastructure development plan of Indonesia in an effort to strengthen the relations between the two countries.

"The Japanese foreign minister said his country was ready to support Indonesia, and we hope to speed up the process of infrastructure development," Jokowi added.


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