JK discusses bilateral and regional issues with Pence

New York (ANTARA News) – Vice President Jusuf Kalla (JK) met with his U.S. counterpart Mike Pence here discussing issues of bilateral relations between the two countries.

The meeting took place on Tuesday local time at Lotte New York Palace where JK stayed .

“We talked about bilateral relations . Next year would be the 70th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between the two countries. Therefore, we want to strengthen the good relations,” JK said after the meeting.

He said Indonesia has an opportunity to expand trade with the United States amid the trade war between the United States and China, as Jakarta has no problem with Washington in trade.

He said he also discussed with Pence regional issues such as political developments in the Korean peninsula, Myanmar and Afghanistan.

He said Indonesia as the worlds largest Muslim country has an important role in settling conflicts

“And he (Pence) saw and agreed that Indonesia could play an important role,” he said.

Source: ANTARA News