THE EU AND INDONESIA
The EU-Indonesia long-standing relationship is underpinned by the shared values of democracy, human rights, and diversity. For over 30 years, cooperation between the EU and Indonesia has been rooted in shared objectives towards sustainable development, with the UN 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals as the current common framework.
This year marks Indonesia’s G20 Presidency and the EU supports Indonesia’s priorities on global health, digital transformation and sustainable energy transition. On 3 June 2021, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell Fontelles, met with President Joko Widodo to reaffirm the EU’s continuous commitment to work together to shape a sustainable, inclusive, and resilient global economy
EU – INDONESIA
Partnership & Cooperation
The EU-Indonesia Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) came into force in May 2014 and covers a wide range of policy areas including trade, investment and connectivity; climate action and environment; governance, human rights and security.
A Joint Committee oversees the implementation of the PCA and meets annually to monitor and evaluate the progress of existing cooperation programmes and explore potential future initiatives in different sectors.
Over the years, the EU and Indonesia have successfully worked together to foster inclusive economic development, promote good governance, protect the environment, counter the effects of climate change, support civil society, promote basic education, provide timely and comprehensive response to the pandemic and ensure a green and inclusive recovery.
Building on the visit of High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell Fontelles to Jakarta, Indonesia, the 5th meeting of the Joint Committee discussed issues related to COVID-19 pandemic response and post-COVID-19 recovery, cooperation in the Indo-Pacific, the implementation of the PCA, sectoral cooperation in a number of areas and EU-ASEAN relations
Held virtually on 22 June 2021, the dialogue was co-chaired by Ngurah Swajaya, Director-General for American and European Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia and Gunnar Wiegand, Managing Director for Asia and the Pacific at the European External Action Service of the European Union.
Both the EU and Indonesia stressed their continued commitment to enhancing cooperation, at the bilateral level as well as in all relevant international fora and organisations, on issues related to the green economy and crosscutting topics such as the mobilisation of funding for research and innovation.
G20 PRESIDENCY 2022
Recover Together, Recover Stronger
NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO ORGANISE PRESIDENCY IN INDONESIA
(Presidential Decree No.12/2021)