The meeting reviewed and evaluated the outcomes of the implementation of the Vietnam-Indonesia Plan of Action for the 2011-2015, particularly in such fields of politics, security and national defense, economics, trade and investment.
Foreign Ministers Pham Binh Minh and Marty Natalegawa, Hanoi, July 25, 2012- Photo: VNA
Both sides also mapped out major orientations to lift up the bilateral relations to new heights, toward the strategic partnership in the future.
The two Foreign Ministers expressed their pleasure at the fine developments of the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between the two nations over the past time.
Vietnam and Indonesia made progress in security and national defense cooperation after the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding on defense cooperation in 2010, they underlined.
The two sides agreed to expand trade and investment promotion in a bid to increase the two-way trade value to US$5 billion by 2015.
They also agreed to foster marine, agriculture, food security and justice cooperation.
Foreign Ministers Minh and his Indonesian counterpart Natalegawa also discussed on cooperation at regional and international forums, particularly ASEAN, as well as regional issues of common concern, including the East Sea issue.
They stressed the necessity to maitain peace, stability, maritime security and safety in the East Sea, respect international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, secure the strict observation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the East Sea, and work toward to the Code of Conduct.
The Vietnamese top diplomat praised the efforts made by ASEAN Foreign Ministers in issuing the six-point principle on the East Sea on July 20.
Both sides agreed to hold the next meeting of the Joint Commission for Bilateral Relations in 2014.
Later on the same day, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa paid courtesy calls to Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong and Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung./.
By Huong Giang