Indonesian President Joko Widodo held a bilateral meeting with the President of the Federated States of Micronesia, Wesley Simina followed by a bilateral meeting with the Premier of Niue, DaltonTagelagi at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center on Wednesday.
Both bilateral meetings were held on the sidelines of the Archipelagic and Island States (AIS) Forum Summit.
“As fellow island nations, we share complex challenges together in which we have a significant role and concrete contribution. Especially for climate change, blue economy, good ocean governance, and the achievement of SDGs,” said President Jokowi in his meeting with the President of the Federated States of Micronesia.
Meanwhile, in his opening remarks, President Simina expressed his appreciation for the invitation given by President Jokowi to Micronesia to attend this year’s AIS Forum Summit. President Simina also mentioned that Micronesia and Indonesia have something in common.
According to him, this is the attraction of Micronesia’s participation in the AIS Forum Summit. In addition, President Simina also welcomed the developments in the AIS Forum Summit by appreciating the four-pillar approach of the AIS Declaration.
President Simina explained that the Federal State of Micronesia welcomes the developments taking place at the AIS Forum wholeheartedly and appreciates the four-pillar approach of the AIS Declaration which is centered on marine issues.
After a bilateral meeting with the President of the Federated States of Micronesia, President Jokowi continued the bilateral meeting with the Premier of Niue, Dalton Tagelagi.
In his introductory remarks, President Jokowi expressed his appreciation for the presence of Premier Tagelagi at the AIS Forum Summit and Niue’s presence and support at the 2022 Indonesia-Pacific Forum for Development.
The forum was established to strengthen economic cooperation and development partnerships in the Pacific region.
Meanwhile, Premier Tagelagi said he was very happy to be in Indonesia to attend the AIS Forum Summit.
Premier Tagelagi was also impressed by the diversity of Indonesia, as well as President Jokowi’s leadership which was considered successful in uniting island and archipelagic countries to solve common challenges.
SOURCE: INDONESIA GOVT/PACNEWS