Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi (R) and her French counterpart Jean Yves Le Drian (Photo: VNA)

In her speech after the talks with her French counterpart in Jakarta, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said this year marks the 10th year since Indonesia and France have established their strategic partnership.

The signing of the action plan aims to provide a clearer direction for strengthening this relationship in the next five years.

Accordingly, the two sides will give priority to strengthening the strategic partnership and improving ties in health, defence, climate change and maritime affairs.

Indonesia and France have planned to hold their first maritime dialogue next year, which is the first step in implementing the action plan, Marsudi said.

For his part, Le Drian said the signing of the cooperation plan has strengthened the 10-year partnership between the two countries.

France is committed to investing 500 million EUR (562.1 million USD) in energy conversion projects in Indonesia, he added./.

CPV (Source: VNA)