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    Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will discuss bilateral and international issues, and work toward reaching a final agreement on strategic partnership between the countries at the upcoming meeting, Indonesian Ambassador to Russia Wahid Supriyadi told Sputnik.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The ambassador noted that the frequency of contacts between Russia and Indonesia both on the official level and in the private sector have greatly increased over the recent years.

    "At the upcoming talks in Jakarta, the ministers will discuss issues of bilateral relations … We also want to exchange views on most crucial global problems, including the war on terror," the ambassador said and underlined that the final approval of the treaty on strategic partnership would be the focal part of the talks.

    The sides also plan to discuss the prospects of Indonesia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), an international organization for regional economic and trade integration, Supriyadi added.

    Indonesia is planning to enhance its cooperation with Russia in nuclear power, and the construction of a low-energy nuclear reactor in Indonesia, assisted by Moscow, may be the first step in this direction, Wahid Supriyadi added.

    "Our nuclear energy organization and Russian state corporation Rosatom have been closely cooperating recently. The issue of enhancing cooperation [with Russia] is certainly on our agenda, despite a large number of opponents… I think we will start with some small reactor. At the moment, our cooperation with Rosatom is developing in this direction," Supriyadi said.

    In April 2015, the Russian-Indonesian Consortium RENUKO won a tender for the preliminary engineering design for a 10 MW research multipurpose high temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR), which is essential for the development of Indonesia's nuclear power industry. In June 2015, Rusatom Overseas and Indonesia’s National Nuclear Energy Agency signed a memorandum of understanding on the construction high-power and floating nuclear power plants in Indonesia.

    The tender for the construction of the research reactor, based on EPC-contract — the complex contract for engineering, procurement and construction — is expected to be held in 2017.

    Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will discuss bilateral and international issues, and work toward reaching a final agreement on strategic partnership between the countries at the upcoming meeting, Indonesian Ambassador to Russia Wahid Supriyadi told Sputnik.

    "At the upcoming talks in Jakarta, the ministers will discuss issues of bilateral relations … We also want to exchange views on most crucial global problems, including the war on terror," the ambassador said and underlined that the final approval of the treaty on strategic partnership would be the focal part of the talks.

    The sides also plan to discuss the prospects of Indonesia’s accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), an international organization for regional economic and trade integration, Supriyadi added.

    Last month, the Russian Foreign Ministry said that Lavrov will visit Indonesia on August 8-9. According to the ministry, the agenda of the visit includes a broad range of issues regarding the boosting of Russia-Indonesia cooperation in the political, trade, economic and humanitarian sectors.

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