New Delhi: The 6th India-Indonesia Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) co-chaired by H.E. Dr. S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister of India and H.E. Ms. Retno Marsudi, Foreign Minister of Republic of Indonesia was held on 13 December 2019 in New Delhi.
During the meeting, both sides reiterated their commitment to strengthen ties in the areas of defence, security, connectivity, trade and investment and people-to-people exchanges. The two sides emphasised the need to hold regular meetings of existing bilateral institutional mechanisms, including in areas of trade, energy, defence, security and counter-terrorism.
Noting that India and Indonesia are close maritime neighbours, both sides expressed satisfaction on the progress made in strengthening Andaman Nicobar-Aceh connectivity.
As key partners in the Indo-Pacific, both sides called for greater synergy in the region, guided by the Shared Vision on Maritime Cooperation.
India attaches high priority to its bilateral relationship with Indonesia, with which we share a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership. This year, India and Indonesia are also commemorating the 70th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations.
H.E. Ms Retno Marsudi was also delivered the keynote address at the Delhi Dialogue XI on 13 December 2019.