Antara News are reporting that Indonesia and Turkey are strengthening research, technology and innovation cooperation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as part of the G20 Summit.
Based on a written statement received by Antara News in Jakarta, Wednesday, the MoU was signed by the Head of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) Laksana Tri Handoko and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuolu.
Laksana Tri Handoko, Head of BRIN said the signing of the MoU was intended for both parties to contribute to strengthening bilateral relations between Indonesia and Turkey, especially in the fields and forms of cooperation agreed by both.
The fields of cooperation in the memorandum of understanding include food and agriculture, energy and renewable energy, health and medicine, aeronautical technology, transportation, maritime, socio-cultural and humanities, engineering expertise and artificial intelligence, information technology and communication, as well as multidisciplinary science, say Antara News.
The scope of cooperation also covers space science, technology and applications as well as space system supporting infrastructure, peaceful use of nuclear technology and applications, environment and forestry, as well as oceanography, seismic research, and integrated coastal area management.
While the agreed forms of cooperation include joint research, capacity building, technology transfer, and exchange of scientific and technological information and materials.
In addition, Indonesia and Turkey also signed four other cooperation agreements, namely in the fields of defence, forestry, environment and development, as well as two business agreements.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuolu said that all the MoUs that were signed were one of the clearest proofs of bilateral cooperation relations between Turkey and Indonesia that were getting closer.
Source: Antara News