UNDP’s commitment to provide tailored high-quality and timely development services to Indonesia & Myanmar

Apr 23, 2015

 

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA, THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR AND THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP)
REGARDING THE COUNTRIES’ BILATERAL COOPERATION UNDER THE SOUTH-SOUTH COOPERATION

Representatives of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and UNDP met in Jakarta, Indonesia on 22 April 2015, during the sidelines of the Asia-Africa Conference.

The representatives stressed that they have agreed to put forward commitment by the President of the Republic of Indonesia H.E. Joko Widodo and the President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar H.E. Mr. Thein Sein to strengthen the mutually beneficial partnership in the areas of economy, investment as well as enhancing people-to-people contact and the capacity of bureaucrats.

The representatives emphasized the importance of the 2013 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Capacity Building Partnership signed between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Government of the Union of Myanmar.

The representatives stressed that the areas of partnership have been carefully designed and rigorously reviewed to ensure the achievement of development goals and the national priorities of both the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

The representatives noted that the solid partnership between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar have been conducted on equal footing with the principle of mutual respect. The two littoral countries have played a pivotal role in regional stability and security. As the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar share similar political and historical background, the representatives stressed the importance to continually learn from each other.

The representatives welcome UNDP’s commitment to provide tailored, high-quality and timely development services to the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

UNDP and the Government of Indonesia, under the Partnership Framework Agreement signed on 28 September 2012, agreed to strengthen its cooperation particularly in promoting South-South and Triangular Cooperation as an effective tool for addressing the challenges faced by developing countries in achieving sustainable development, through the sharing of knowledge, development experience, best practices, methodologies and lessons learned.

The representatives of the two governments also noted the technical assistance provided by UNDP Indonesia and UNDP Myanmar since 2013 under the umbrella of South-South Cooperation. Both, UNDP Myanmar and UNDP Indonesia, have played a crucial role in facilitating a series of knowledge exchanges of best practices and lessons learnt in the areas of social cohesion as well as women empowerment and participation in social cohesion.

UNDP has also agreed to continue giving support and facilitating the planned sessions in knowledge sharing and learning between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in 2015.

All representatives reviewed the action plan for 2015 and agreed to hold knowledge-sharing sessions, with the support of UNDP under umbrella of the South-South and Triangular Cooperation in the areas of:

  • - Development planning and budgeting, particularly in the areas of poverty eradication to improve basic services for the poor, to increase the quality and access of education for the people and in the area of international aid management. 
  • The enhancement of women empowerment and participation to strengthen social cohesion in the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

The representatives acknowledged that the ongoing cooperation between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar have the potential to unleash a series of strategic benefits that could further improve the lives of the people in the two countries.

Source: http://www.aacc2015.id/?p=detrelease&id=29 

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