The Indonesia-European Union bilateral consultation forum agreed to sign a partnership cooperation agreement (PCA) at a two-day meeting which ended in Yogyakarta on Tuesday. The PCA is the first bilateral agreement between Indonesia and the EU. The statement said the agreement would hopefully ensure close and sustainable dialog and cooperation to develop partnership such as trade ties between Indonesia and the EU as well as to promote cooperation in education, research, environment, energy, tourism and transportation. The forum also agreed on the planned meeting between Indonesian Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu and her EU counterparts later this year to discuss a wide range of important issues related to trade and investment.
Source: PA Asia - Public Affairs and CSR from Antara news website, 15 Jul 09