Thu, 08 May 2003

RI, Mozambique establish commission

JAKARTA: Indonesia and Mozambique agreed on Wednesday to set up a ministerial commission to enhance relations between the two countries.

Speaking at a joint press conference by President Megawati Soekarnoputri and visiting Mozambique President Joaquim Alberto Chissano, the two leaders agreed that there was a need for both countries to take the relations, established in 1991, to another level.

The two leaders also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on the establishment of the forum by Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs Hassan Wirayuda and his Mozambique counterpart Leonardo Santos Simao.

President Chissano arrived here on Wednesday for a four-day visit. His entourage is also slated to meet a number of the country's leaders and visit several industrial complexes around the capital.

The Mozambique delegation will leave the country on Saturday. --JP