Original title: Kerry visits Indonesia to talk about climate change and promote cooperation between the two countries
International online report (Reporter Zhao Ying): US Secretary of State Kerry is ending China After the visit, he left for Indonesia on the evening of the 15th to continue his Asian visit. On the 16th, Kerry gave a speech in Jakarta, stressing that climate change is a threat to the whole world and called on Indonesia to increase its efforts to cope with climate change. In addition, on the 17th, Kerry will continue his visit to Indonesia.
On the afternoon of the 16th, Kerry stressed in a speech on climate change in Jakarta that climate change is a threat to the entire world. Kerry said that in the current global threats, such as pandemics, poverty, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, etc., all these challenges are borderless, and climate change is more than any of the above threats. More serious. Kerry said that the issue of climate change is forcing the world to take action. Many scientists also said that rising Earth temperatures mean rising sea levels, which would be dangerous for island nations like Indonesia. Therefore, Kerry called on Indonesia to be at the forefront of the world in dealing with climate change.
According to the previous Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty, Kerry’s visit to Indonesia will mainly discuss the issue of cooperation between the two countries and strengthen the cooperative relationship between the two countries. On the 17th, Kerry will attend the joint committee meeting of the two countries in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia to discuss the development of six working groups, including democracy and civilians, education, trade and investment, security affairs, environmental protection and climate change, and energy. In addition, the foreign ministers of the two countries will also sign a memorandum of understanding on South-South cooperation and tripartite cooperation, including signing a memorandum of understanding on wildlife protection and combating wildlife smuggling. At the same time, the two sides will also exchange views on Asia-Pacific, Southeast Asia and other global issues.
As the largest economy in Southeast Asia and the country with the most Muslims in the world, Indonesia’s 17,000 islands cover several waterways that are vital to world strategy, such as the Straits of Malacca and the Sunda Strait. Every year, nearly half of the world’s merchant ships and most of Northeast Asia’s energy supply are sailing through these straits. Therefore, Indonesia’s return to Asia strategy for the United States is quite important.
It should be said that the relationship between the United States and Indonesia has developed rapidly in recent years. In 2010, the United States and Indonesia signed a comprehensive partnership agreement to announce all-round cooperation in the areas of trade, investment, education, energy, environment, and national security to consolidate and strengthen cooperation between the two countries in the future.
In terms of military cooperation, in addition to the Philippines, Indonesia is the largest beneficiary of US security assistance in the region. In recent years, the two countries have held regular defense policy dialogues. The two sides have many exchanges in military exercises, training and education. The United States has also actively assisted the Indonesian side in its three-year military modernization plan.
Responsible Editor: Liu Yang