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Prabowo exchange experience with former Timor Leste PM

10th June 2013 | 3.423 Views
Prabowo exchange experience with former Timor Leste PM
Prabowo Subianto. (ANTARA)
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) Advisory Council Chairman, Prabowo Subianto, exchanged experience with visiting former Timor Lest Prime Minister Marie Alkatiri at Gerindra office here on Monday.

"It is an honor that the former Timor Leste prime minister visits us and we exchange our experiences. Hopefully in the future we will make a reciprocal visit," Prabowo said.

He noted that Gerindra would support every effort to strengthen friendship and cooperation with Timor Leste.

Probowo opined that the visit to Gerindra office by Marie Alkatiri was good to strengthen the bond of friendship between Indonesia and Timor Leste.

Meanwhile, Gerindar deputy chairman Fadli Zon said Marie Alkatiri visited Gerindra office for a friendship gathering with Prabowo who had served in Timor Leste for a long time.

He said that Gerindra was an open party to make political communication with both domestic and overseas parties, such as ambassadors and political leaders from foreign countries.

"We are open to welcome any ambassadors and political leaders from any countries to build our network and friendship," Fadli said, adding that Timor Leste used to be part of Indonesia as the 27th province before it seceded through a UN sponsored independence referendum in 1999.

Further, he added that a follow up meeting between Prabowo and Alkatiri would probably be held again to build a cooperation in the field of politics and economy.

During the meeting, Prabowo was accompanied by Gerindra Chairman Suhardi and his deputy Fadli Zon, and party secretary general Ahmad Muzani.

The former Timor Leste prime minister arrived at Soekarno-Hatta airport in Jakarta on Monday morning to meet other figures besides Prabowo.