The principle of mutual respect and non-intervention is the base for the development of strong bilateral relations between Indonesia and Vanuatu in the future.
This is according to the Indonesian Ambassador to Australia and Vanuatu, Y. Kristiarto S. Legowo. The Ambassador made his statement when delivering Credential Letters to the President of the Republic of Vanuatu, Obed Moses Tallis.
Ambassador Kristiarto stressed that Indonesia has many similarities with Vanuatu, among others equally as an archipelagic country. Founding fathers of both countries are also equally persistent in fighting for independence from colonialism, according to a press statement from the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra.
“The number of similarities should be utilized in developing relations and cooperation between the two countries in the future,” said Ambassador Kristiarto.
The Ambassador reiterated the commitment of the Indonesian government to continue to build good relations with Vanuatu based on fundamental principles as stated in the UN Charter. A closer relationship between Indonesia and Vanuatu will certainly contribute to security, welfare, and stability in the wider region, he said.