M’sia, Indonesia vow to fix border issue


Malaysia and Indonesia have agreed unanimously to resolve the issue pertaining to the delineation of borders of both countries.

Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah (picture) and Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, in a joint media conference yesterday, are committed on resolving the issue that would be a priority of both countries.

“The issue related to this delineation (certain boundary areas at sea and on land), we will expedite in resolving them one by one,” said Saifuddin, who was on a three-day working visit to Indonesia since Saturday.

He is confident the close ties between the two countries would facilitate in resolving any problems faced by the two countries.

Meanwhile, Retno said Indonesia is committed in further enhancing bilateral ties with the Pakatan Harapan government that won in the 14th General Election.

Retno said in their bilateral discussions yesterday, they also discussed matters concerning the welfare of Indonesian workers in Malaysia, as well as the issue on the palm oil industry that is currently under pressure from Europe. — Bernama