The National, Wednesday October 9th, 2013
INDONESIA and Papua New Guinea will increase joint activities to enhance capabilities between their law enforcement agencies.
It is one of the measures to fully implement the Extradition Treaty signed in Jakarta in June.
Foreign Minister Rimbink Pato signed the document with his Indonesian counterpart Dr Marty Natalegawa on Monday in Bali, Indonesia.
It enables various agreements signed between the two countries in June to be implemented such as:
- maintain close coordination and enhance cooperation between relevant authorities on addressing the issues of illegal border crossers, human trafficking, drug smuggling, weapons smuggling, illegal logging, and other forms of transnational crimes;
- expedite the negotiation process for establishing the Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in preventing and combating transnational crimes and capacity building; and
- optimise the role of bilateral mechanism between the defence forces of the two countries.