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Jokowi discusses borders with Timor Leste PM

Jakarta Post - August 26, 2015

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo met visiting Timor Leste Prime Minister Rui Maria De Araujo at the State Palace in Jakarta on Wednesday, discussing among other things land and sea borders between the two countries, tribunnews.com reported.

The two heads of state are also scheduled to discuss a number of bilateral agreements between the two countries. Jokowi has said that there were two points on the border that had not yet been agreed on and both countries had agreed to resolve the issue this year.

Regarding the sea border, the President said that talks addressed the situation both north and south of the island.

The President said he and his guest also talked about trade and investment. He said that Indonesia had committed to helping the country develop its infrastructure. "We will increase the volume of our trade," he added.

Earlier in the morning, Araujo, accompanied by his wife Teresa Antonio Madeira Soares, visited Heroes cemetery. Former Timor Leste Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao was among Araujo's entourage.

Araujo laid a wreath of flowers in the cemetery along with a note that read, "With heartfelt respect and admiration to all heroes and those who have fallen, from Prime Minister of Timor Leste, Rui Maria de Araujo."

East Timor became independent in 2002 following an independence referendum in 1999. (bbn)

Source: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/08/26/jokowi-discusses-borders-with-timor-leste-pm.html