Thu, 04 Dec 2003

Australian FM to visit Indonesia

JAKARTA: Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer is scheduled to visit this weekend to address a seminar hosted by the Centre for Strategic and International Studies.

Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Hassan Wirayuda said on Wednesday he had arranged for a meeting with his Australian counterpart during the visit to Jakarta.

"Of course we are scheduled to hold talks. We are slated to discuss various bilateral issues between the two countries," Hassan said on the sidelines of a hearing at the House of Representatives.

However, he said there was no specific agenda to be discussed as the visit was meant for Downer to deliver a keynote speech at the seminar.--JP