Indonesia concerns about situation in Korea Peninsula, proposes dialogue

2013-04-03 11:18:35 GMT2013-04-03 19:18:35(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

JAKARTA, April 3 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Wednesday expressed his concern over the latest situation in Korea Peninsula and proposed that the settlement be done through dialogues among all related parties, an official said.

President Yudhoyono made the statement during his meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr and Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith at the State Palace.

"Right now, the president delivered his expression, his concern over the situaion being developed in Korea Peninsula," Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa told a press conference after accompanying the president at the meeting.

"And all of this remind (us) again the need of communication and dialogue among the linked parties in order to be able to settle the problem through peaceful ways," said Marty.

Indonesia with its free and active foreign political policy has long involved in the efforts to settle the conflict in Korea Peninsula.

On bilateral ties between Indonesia and Australia, President Yudhoyono urged representatives of both countries to strenghten bilateral relations which have already improved to a higher level, according to Marty.

The two Australian ministers' visit to Indonesia is part of a regular meeting of the defense ministers and foreign ministers of the two countries called " two plus two" meeting, said Marty.

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