Thursday, September 2, 2010

Three Reasons for Indonesia Does not Like War

Three reasons for Indonesia does not like war

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

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JAKARTA, - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono insisted that the settlement of bilateral issues with Malaysia must be done by peaceful means. In his speech addressing the issues of bilateral relations with Malaysia in Cilangkap TNI Headquarters, Jakarta, Wednesday (09/01/2010), the President did not mention at all possible confrontation or even war.
"The development and dynamics of the two countries, one of Indonesia bilateral relationship the most important," said the President. The President disclosed three reasons for maintaining the relationship between Indonesia and Malaysia continue to run with a hug.
First, the President said, Indonesia and Malaysia having historical links, cultural, and kinship are very close and perhaps the most closely compared to other countries and has established hundreds of years diving. "We have a historical responsibility to maintain and continue this kinship," the president said.
Second, the relationship between Indonesia and Malaysia is an important pillar in the ASEAN family. "ASEAN can grow rapidly during the last four decades, partly because of the strong foundation of bilateral relations between Indonesia and Malaysia," continued the President.
Third, there are about two million Indonesian people who worked in Malaysia in an enterprise, in agriculture, as well as in various jobs. This is the amount of Indonesia's largest labor overseas. "Of course the presence of Indonesian workers in Malaysia to bring mutual benefits for Indonesia and for Malaysia," explained the President.
Meanwhile, there are about 13,000 students and students from Indonesia studying in Malaysia and about 6,000 Malaysian students in Indonesia. "This is a national asset that must be nurtured together, and became the capital of partnership," said the President.
According to the President, the economic cooperation between Indonesia and Malaysia have become important reason relations between the two countries should be maintained. Malaysian tourists visiting Indonesia is the third biggest with a total of 1.18 million people from 6.3 million tourists macanegara. Malaysian investment in Indenesia in the last five years in 2005-2009 of 285 projects with investment value amounted to 1.2 billion U.S. dollars. Meanwhile, Indonesia's investment in Malaysia reached 534 million U.S. dollars. Total trade during the year 2009 the two countries reached 11.4 billion U.S. dollars.Authors: Sandro Gatra | Editor: Tri Wahono

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