26 May 2017

News Story: Moon voices hopes for enhanced ties with Indonesia

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SEOUL, May 25 (Yonhap) -- South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Thursday expressed hopes for enhanced economic and diplomatic cooperation with Indonesia during a phone call with President Joko Widodo, his office said.

During his 15-minute talk, Moon also reiterated that his government will strengthen ties with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a crucial partner for Seoul due to its geopolitical value, growth potential and rich resources.

"I am pleased to note that South Korea and Indonesia have constantly increased exchanges and cooperation since the two forged a strategic partnership in 2006," Moon was quoted by his spokesman as saying during the talks.

"I and my government plan to firm up the relationship to the level of four major powers ... I hope that Indonesia, a leading ASEAN country, can work together with us to elevate the partnership (with the ASEAN) to a higher level," he added.

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