EU and Indonesia commit to strengthening Partnership for Sustainable Development
Today (28/5), the Indonesian Minister for National Development Planning (BAPPENAS), H. E. Prof. Bambang Brodjonegoro, together with the Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Indonesia, Charles-Michel Geurts, launched the EU-Indonesia Blue Book 2019, an annual publication on EU-Indonesia development cooperation. From advancing sustainable economic development to mitigating the effects of climate change, the publication highlights the key achievements of the EU and its Member States’ development programmes with Indonesia.
The EU and Indonesia have long partnered to fulfil global commitments under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With this year’s theme coined as “Together for Sustainable Development”, the EU confirms the critical importance of the SDGs to the EU-Indonesia partnership.
“SDGs are the defining objectives that guide both the EU and Indonesia. Therefore, it is no surprise that the SDGs are the focus of the EU's cooperation with Indonesia. Indonesia has shown remarkable progress in incorporating the SDGs in its development plans, and the EU is committed to support Indonesia's efforts through targeted cooperation programmes," said Charles-Michel Geurts, Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of the EU Delegation to Indonesia.
“Indonesia and the EU may be geographically distant and culturally different, but when it comes to development cooperation, we have been, and will be continuing to work together to achieve the SDGs. The EU-Indonesia Blue Book is a great resource which highlights what has been accomplished, and what the future holds for the EU-Indonesia partnership,” said H.E. Prof. Bambang Brodjonegoro, Minister for National Development Planning.
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