After two years of negotiation, Indonesia and Norway signed visa waiver agreement for diplomatic and service passport on Monday 12 June 2017 in Oslo. The cooperation is a new step to strengthen bilateral relations between both countries.
It was conveyed by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi in an Indonesia-Norway Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation, JCBC, meeting in Oslo, Norway.
Marsudi and his counterpart, Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende, who lead the JCBC, committed to strengthen cooperation on several priorities of cooperation, including climate change, forestry, fisheries and marine, energy, and human rights dialogue.
Both Foreign Ministers also agreed to push for Indonesia-EFTA Comprehensive Economic Partnership, CEPA, negotiations to be completed by the end of 2017. In addition, the Government of Norway has expressed its commitment to support South-South Center in Jakarta to develop cooperation among developing countries.