Indonesia and Slovenia reaffirmed the relevance of promoting stability and peace in the Indo-Pacific region as a center of economic growth, one of the 2023 ASEAN Chairmanship’s priorities.
It was revealed by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi in a written statement after receiving a visit from Slovenian Foreign Minister Tanja Fajon in Jakarta, Wednesday, 24 May.
"We were discussing developments in the Indo-Pacific region where Indonesia's constructive role is well known and respected,” said Minister Fajon.
She stated realizing a free, open, inclusive, and rules-based Indo-Pacific region, where sovereign integrity, freedom of navigation, and international law are fully respected, is an important agenda.
"I have invited Slovenia to participate in the ASEAN Indo-Pacific Forum in September,” Minister Retno said.
The foreign ministers also discussed the development of the situation in Myanmar.
Minister Retno reiterated ASEAN's call on the implementation of the Five-Point Consensus, a peaceful solution to bring Myanmar out of the conflict triggered by the military coup against the elected government in February 2021.
Both ministers also agreed to advance the agenda of women in peace and security, especially on access to education for women and girls in Afghanistan.
They also agreed to strengthen cooperation in international fora, including supporting Indonesia's candidacy in the United Nations Human Rights and Security Councils. (Eko Budiono/ Untung Sutomo/Infopublik. id/Photo Antara/FLW)