17 February 2014- The Philippines and Indonesia are set to hold the 6th Meeting of the Philippines-Indonesia Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC) on February 24, 2014 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. del Rosario will lead the Philippine delegation while Foreign Minister marty Natalegawa will lead the Indonesian delegation.
At the 6th Philippines-Indonesia JCBC, matters for discussion will be in the areas of defense, security, trade and investment, agriculture, fisheries, education, maritime cooperation, and border cooperation, among others. The meeting will also include the signing of the Philippines-Indonesia Plan of Action for 2014-2016 and the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Republic of the Philippines and the Republic of Indonesia on Mandatory Consular Notification and Assistance.
The last meeting of the Philippines-Indonesia JCBC was hosted by the Philippines in 2011.
The Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation is a regular consultative mechanism between the foreign ministries of the two countries to discuss bilateral and regional issues of mutual concern. END