TERNATE CITY - During his working visit in Ternate, West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil took the opportunity to meet with North Maluku Governor Abdul Gani Kasuba at the North Maluku Governor's Office on Thursday (5/9/19).
Emil - familiar greeting Ridwan Kamil - said the meeting with Abdul Gani Kasuba was conducted to strengthen the relationship between the Provincial Government of West Java (West Java) and North Maluku.
"Meeting the Governor (North Maluku), preparations for following up on the cooperation plan. The Governor welcomed us, we had lunch together. God willing, visiting each other can bring prosperity to the people of West Java and North Maluku," Emil said.
According to Emil, the cooperation carried out between West Java and North Maluku in the near future is related to two fields namely fisheries and marine affairs as well as communication and information.
Previously, continued Emil, West Java and North Maluku Provincial Government had agreed on cooperation in 25 fields. This was stated in a memorandum of understanding signed by Emil and Abdul Ghani Kasuba at Gedung Sate Bandung, July 9 last.
The 25 scope of cooperation includes the fields of Fisheries and Maritime Affairs, Social Affairs, Empowering Women Protection of Children and Family Planning, Investment and One-Stop Integrated Services, Labor and Transmigration, Plantation, Forestry, Agriculture, Education, Health, Infrastructure, Tourism, Environment, Transportation, Energy and Mineral Resources.
Then, the fields of Industry and Trade, Apparatus Resource Development, Public Service Development, Regional Revenue Development, Information Technology Development, Research Development and Innovation, Population and Civil Registration, Procurement of Goods and Services, Inspectorate, Library and Archives, and other fields in accordance with needs and agreements.
Emil added that later an economic relationship could be a factor driving prosperity. Even so, cooperation needs to be supported by investment and guarantees of socio-political conduciveness and security.
"Then we increase collaboration, reduce competition. Because we are both NKRI," concluded Emil.