TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Indonesia and Norway decided to step up bilateral relation by establishing joint commission. The mechanism of the cooperation is as written in the MoU on Joint Commission signed by Indonesia Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa and Norway Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide.
"We believe that the bilateral relation will improve in politic, economy, and investment trade sectors," said Minister Marty. Minister Eide later emphasized that there has been a significant number of Norwegian entrepreneurs in Indonesia.
Both minister also recalled the commitment on "Joint Declaration on Cooperation towards a Dynamic Partnership in the 21st Century" in 2010, including the effort on democracy cooperation, Human Rights, security, trade and investment, environment (REDD+), energy, fishery, infrastructure, and education.
Special bilateral meeting has already discussed the progress in the attempt to reduce exhaust emission as written in the Letter of Intent on Cooperation on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+). The letter lead Norway funding Indonesia with US$1 billion.
As in democracy, Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) by Institute for Peace and Democracy (IPD) lead to a further implementation of Human Rights dialogue between both nations. Furthermore, Norway also agreed on developing security along with Indonesian Defense University, as well as conducting cooperation on peace operation and military exercise.