JAKARTA, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla met with Cambodian Foreign Minister Prak Sokhonn on Friday with the two agreeing to bring their countries' cooperation to a higher level.
"During the meeting Prak pledged commitment to boost cooperation with Indonesia and ASEAN," Indonesian Deputy Foreign Minister Abdurrahman M. Fachir said after the meeting.
Fachir said Indonesian Vice President Kalla welcomes the resumption of Joint Commission on Bilateral Cooperation (JCBC), which is the best mechanism to materialize cooperation in various sectors.
The deputy foreign minister disclosed that both nations will step up cooperation on economy, tourism, defense and social and culture.
On economy, Kalla expected the government of Cambodia to give support to Indonesian investors there, according to Fachir.
Indonesian investment in Cambodia reached more than 350 million U.S. dollar in 2016, he added.
Minister Prak expressed commitment to cooperate in tourism sector, such as collaboration involving managements of tourism destination in the two nations, the official said.
"It will be good, if there will be cooperation among the officials of a number of tourism destinations in Indonesia and Cambodia," Fachir said.
Cooperation is proposed between managements of Borobudur Temple in Indonesia and Angkor Temple in Cambodia, he added.