KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia and Indonesia launched the academic co-operations involving Pusat Kajian Ikatan Malaysia-Indonesia (IKMI), Malaysia and International Studies (IKMAS) National University Malaysia (UKM) and Indonesia – Malaysia Studies Programme (IMSP) at the East Asia Studies Centre, Universitas Prasetiya Mulya Indonesia.
The programme was held at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) at Senayan, Jakarta on Sunday (3/9/2023).
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd. Kadir said academic institutions are urged to promote good relationship and mutual respect between Malaysia and Indonesia as stated in the ASEAN Charter while the private sectors cooperate and build strategic sharing with academic institutions.
Zambry added that cooperation could be achieved through activities that are being sponsored by two parties via collaborative research and this could render advice services to the government.
“I and my counterpart from Indonesia, Retno L.P. Marsudi stressed that both countries need to be developed and continuously instil good relationships,” he said in a statement.
According to the minister, the co-operation between the two universities had reached its climax as a result of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s visit to Jakarta on January 2023 and President Indonesia, Joko Widodo’s visit to Malaysia on June 2023.
“During his visit to Jakarta, Prime Minister Anwar had urged both Malaysia and Indonesia to continuously cooperate on regional issues to protect political interests and the economy of both countries,” Zambry said. –Malaysia World News