Malaysia and Indonesia signal border crossing settlement, boosting safety

A border crossing agreement between Malaysia and Indonesia has been signed, as a part of six bilateral devices agreed upon throughout Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s two-day visit to Malaysia. The joint assertion by Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and Joko Widodo revealed that the agreement goals to strengthen Malaysia-Indonesia bilateral relations, particularly within the economic and security sectors. The settlement, which covers border safety matters, together with at Indonesia’s new capital, Nusantara in Kalimantan, was signed by Home Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail and his Indonesian counterpart Muhammad Tito Karnavian.
In addition to the border crossing agreement, Malaysia and Indonesia signed two cooperation agreements regarding water security. These are the Treaty Relating to the Territorial Sea Delimitation of the Two Countries within the Southernmost Part of the Melaka Straits and one other treaty within the Sulawesi Sea. Both treaties have been signed by Foreign Minister Zambry Abdul Kadir and Retno Marsudi representing Indonesia.
Two collaborations involving the financial subject were also signed, specifically the Border Trade Agreement and the Investment Promotion Cooperation underneath the Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry. These were signed by Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz and Indonesia’s Minister of Trade Zulkifli Hasan and Minister of Investment Bahlil Lahadalia.
The two countries also signed a memorandum of cooperation on Mutual Recognition of Halal Certification for Domestic Products which was signed by Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) director-general Hakimah Mohd Yusoff and chairman of Halal Product Assurance Agency Indonesia Muhammad Aqil Irham.
Double and Indonesian president witnessed the signing of the six devices after their assembly was over..

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