RI, Belgium strengthen cooperation

February 25, 2016, thejakartapost.com

JAKARTA: Coordinating Maritime Affairs Minister Rizal Ramli followed up Indonesia and Belgium’s commitment to strengthening maritime infrastructure cooperation on the sidelines of a high-level round table conference on global infrastructure investment strategy in Brussels on Tuesday.

Ramli met Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Didier Reynders for talks on cooperation in the fields of maritime infrastructure, energy, fisheries and trade as well as regional cooperation, according to a press statement made available to Antara on Wednesday.

Prior to the meeting in Belgium, Ramli had discussed matters with Belgian Ambassador to Indonesia Patrick Herman in Jakarta related to the two countries’ commitment to building stronger maritime cooperation.

At the meeting, the Belgian government had hinted at its interest in developing maritime cooperation with Indonesia.

Known as a country with a sound track record in seaport management, Belgium is reportedly interested in Indonesia’s maritime infrastructure development projects.

Meanwhile, Ramli was one of the speakers at the high-level round table conference which he presented a paper titled “Indonesia and emerging economies: Conditions, conditionalities and consequences of International funding.”

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