Visiting Indonesia, Marcos Jr Vows a Strengthened Cooperation

Visiting Indonesia, Marcos Jr Vows a Strengthened Cooperation

The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr. visited President Jokowi at the Bogor Presidential Palace on September 5, 2022. This was his first state visit after being sworn in. The two leaders discussed the two countries’ active and multi-faceted cooperation on defense, maritime, border, economic, and people-to-people cooperation. They also exchanged views on major issues affecting the region and the world.

According to a release from the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines, during the state visit, the two Presidents will witness the signing of several key agreements in the areas of defense and culture, as well as a comprehensive Plan of Action (PoA) that will chart the countries’ bilateral priorities over the next five years.

There are four cooperation agreements that have been agreed between Indonesia and the Philippines:

1. Plan of Action (PoA) between the Indonesian and Philippine governments from 2022-2027

This is a strategic document that becomes a reference for efforts to increase bilateral cooperation between the two countries. This Plan of Action (PoA) covers various concrete strategic activities in the fields of politics, law, security, economy, culture, tourism, consular affairs, protection, and mutual support for candidacy in international institutions.

2. Agreement on Cooperative Activities in the Field of Defense and Security

This is a renewal of the Philippines and Indonesia defense cooperation agreement signed in 1997. The areas of cooperation include joint exercises and operations, human resource development, defense technology development, and logistical cooperation to achieve security in the two countries' territories.

3. MoU on Cultural Cooperation

This cooperation aims to develop the culture of both countries which includes participation in arts festivals (films, music, book fairs, etc.), translation of literary works, prevention of illegal trade in cultural objects, and other agreed collaborations.

4. MoU for Cooperation in the Development and Promotion of the Creative Economy

This cooperation facilitates the Development and Promotion of the Creative Industries of the two countries covering creative services, audio-visual, art, books, media, and other agreed forms. They will form the Indonesia–Philippines Joint Task Force to monitor and evaluate its implementation.

Source: Department of Foreign Affairs of The Philippines,

Akhyari Hananto

I began my career in the banking industry in 1997, and stayed approx 6 years in it. This industry boost his knowledge about the economic condition in Indonesia, both macro and micro, and how to More understand it. My banking career continued in Yogyakarta when I joined in a program funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB),as the coordinator for a program aimed to help improve the quality of learning and teaching process in private universities in Yogyakarta. When the earthquake stroke Yogyakarta, I chose to join an international NGO working in the area of ?disaster response and management, which allows me to help rebuild the city, as well as other disaster-stricken area in Indonesia. I went on to become the coordinator for emergency response in the Asia Pacific region. Then I was assigned for 1 year in Cambodia, as a country coordinator mostly to deliver developmental programs (water and sanitation, education, livelihood). In 2009, he continued his career as a protocol and HR officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, and two years later I joined the Political and Economic Section until now, where i have to deal with extensive range of people and government officials, as well as private and government institution troughout eastern Indonesia. I am the founder and Editor-in-Chief in Good News From Indonesia (GNFI), a growing and influential social media movement, and was selected as one of The Most Influential Netizen 2011 by The Marketeers magazine. I also wrote a book on "Fundamentals of Disaster Management in 2007"?, "Good News From Indonesia : Beragam Prestasi Anak Bangsa di dunia"? which was luanched in August 2013, and "Indonesia Bersyukur"? which is launched in Sept 2013. In 2014, 3 books were released in which i was one of the writer; "Indonesia Pelangi Dunia"?, "Indonesia The Untold Stories"? and "Growing! Meretas Jalan Kejayaan" I give lectures to students in lectures nationwide, sharing on full range of issues, from economy, to diplomacy Less
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