Philippines, Indonesia to Hold 6th Meeting of the Joint Commission for Bilateral
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
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.