Goff In Indonesia - Itinerary
Hon Phil Goff
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
26 April, 2000
GOFF IN INDONESIA
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Phil Goff, will meet the Indonesian President KH Abdurrahman Wahid, Foreign Minister Dr Alwi Shihab and other senior Ministers today during a two day visit to Indonesia.
This will be the first bilateral meeting between the two countries since President Wahid came to power last year following Indonesia’s first free and fair elections in over 40 years. Previously, New Zealand’s relationship with Indonesia was constrained by Indonesia’s presence in East Timor and former President Soeharto’s style of Government.
President Wahid’s new government is Indonesia’s best chance in over three decades to embrace democratic principles and values. It provides a good basis for moving the relationship between New Zealand and Indonesia forward.
Among the issues to be discussed will be:
the progress of democratic reforms in
the future of East Timor refugees in West Timor
the activities of militia in East Timor
the pursuit of prosecutions for human rights violations in East Timor by the Attorney-General
New Zealand’s trade and official development assistance to Indonesia
Developing closer bilateral calls with Indonesia particularly people-to-people contacts.
Monday 24 April
10.00 am Dr Alwi Shihab, Minister of Foreign Affairs
11.00 am HR Djoko Soegianto SH, Chairman of Komnas HAM
1.30 pm KH Abdurrahman Wahid, President of Indonesia
3.00 pm Hasballah Saad, Minister for Human Rights Affairs
5.00 pm Erna Witoelar, Minister for Settlement and Territorial Development
Tuesday 25 April
9.30 am Marzuki Darusman, Attorney General
10.15 am Akbar Tanjung, Speaker of the House of Representatives
11.00 am Yusuf Kalla, Minister of Industry and Trade
Indonesia is 5 hours behind New Zealand time.