(JAKARTA) – Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė witnessed the signing of two memorandums of understanding (MoU) at the State Palace in Jakarta on Wednesday.
The agreements are aimed at improving bilateral cooperation in the energy and transportation sectors.
The MoU on transportation focuses on establishing IT systems for land and air transportation, while the energy cooperation will focus on biomass and ethanol-based biofuel from waste.
Jokowi described Grybauskaitė’s visit as historic, because it was the first encounter between the Presidents of Indonesia and Lithuania since the two countries established diplomatic relations 24 years ago.
“We use this historic momentum to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries. This is also the first time for a Lithuanian president to visit Indonesia,” Jokowi told a joint press conference with his Lithuanian counterpart after the meeting at the State Palace.
During the meeting, Jokowi also asked Lithuania to urge the European Union to speed up negotiations on the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between Indonesia and the EU.
Lithuania aims for cooperation on LNG processing with Indonesia, the world’s fourth-largest LNG exporter.
Haeril Halim – The Jakarta Post