Diplomatic Relation Indonesia – Estonia

The bilateral relationship between Indonesia and Estonia has been increasing since the opening of diplomatic relations in July 1993. Both countries maintain their foreign policy principles consistently and they mutually support the territorial integrity of their respective countries and do not interfere in their internal affairs.

The good relationship that exist between the two countries can be see through the development of various cooperation, such as in the field of culture, economy, trade, investment, defense and security, and  is also marked by visits of high-ranking officials. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Urmas Paet visited Indonesia on January 2012 and Indonesian Minister of Defence Purnomo Yusgiantoro visited Estonia on July 2014 and met with Minister of Defense Sven Mikser. Bilateral meeting were also conducted between Vice President Jusuf Kalla and Prime Minister Taavi Roivas on the sidelines of the 11th ASEM Summit in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on July 2016, and between foreign ministers in New York, on the sideline of the UN General Assembly.

Visits were also held at the parliamentary level, such as by the Foreign and Defence Affairs Committee of the Parliament to Tallinn on May 2012, and members of the Senate on March 2016. A visit to Jakarta by the Foreign Affairs Committee at the Riigikogu was made on April 2013.

Bilateral Consultative Forum

The Indonesia-Estonia Bilateral Consultative Forum or Forum Konsultasi Bilateral (FKB) was initiated by Indonesia when the Director of the Western Europe Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs visited Tallinn on September 2004. The Director-General of American and European Affairs and Director-General of the 3rd Political Department on September 2007 signed the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Ministry  of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia on the Establishment of Bilateral Consultations. Five FKB were held, and the meetings took place alternatively between Tallinn and Jakarta, the last being in 2013 in Bali.

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