Programs, Direction, Policies, and Strategies of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The programs and policies to be implemented by all Working Units in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs are as follows:

1)             The Program for Improvement of Relations and Foreign Policy through ASEAN Cooperation
 
The program will result in the improved role and leadership of Indonesia in the establishment of ASEAN Community in the sectors of politic and security, economy and socio-culture.

Strategies to be implemented through the program are as follows:
1.             To encourage the implementation of ASEAN Charter.
2.             To encourage the establishment of ASEAN Community 2015 through three ASEAN Community Blueprints.
3.             To prepare a national grand design to prepare Indonesia for ASEAN Community.
4.             To introduce ASEAN Community to stakeholders in the country (ministries/institutions, local government, civil society, businessmen, youth, university students, students and general public).
5.             To improve Indonesia's role and leadership since Indonesia will be the Head of ASEAN in 2013.

2)             The Program for Improvement of Indonesia's Role and Diplomacy in Multilateral Sectors
 
The program will result in the improved role and diplomacy of Indonesia in handling multilateral issues.

Strategies to be implemented through the program are as follows:
1.             To play a more active role in creating international peace and security, realizing the advancement and protection of human rights, as well as improving development of economy, socio-culture, finance, environment, trade, industry, investment, and protection of intellectual rights through multilateral cooperation.
2.             To improve Indonesia's participation and policy in multilateral fora, including making some efforts to make Indonesia the host of multilateral meetings.
3.             To analytically identify and study Indonesia's participation in organizations of multilateral cooperation by observing its direct benefits for the national interest and efficiency.
4.             To improve cross-sectoral supports in the implementation of multilateral cooperation.
5.             To synergize Indonesia's participation in G-20 with the country's participation in other fora. In addition to introducing the G-20 agreement to secure the implementation of G-20 commitment at the national, regional and global levels, this effort is also aimed at improving the legitimacy of G-20 and minimizing the stigma which indicates that G-20 as an exclusive forum.
6.             To intensify diplomacy in the establishment of international regime for products of culture, which has been initiated by an effort to include batik as World Intangible Heritage in UNESCO. Future diplomacy effort will include access and benefit sharing in various forums, including WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization through Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (GRTKF), WHO (Virus Sharing), FAO, Convention on Biodiversity, and WTO.
7.             To formulate the grand design of the South-South Cooperation.

 
3)             The Program for Strengthening Relations and Foreign Policy and Optimizing Diplomacy in Asia Pacific and Africa
 
The program results in the improved cooperation between the Republic of Indonesia and countries in Asia Pacific and Africa.

Strategies to be implemented through the program are as follows:
1.             To improve non-political relations and to encourage people to people interaction as a strategic foundation for harmonious relations in the future.
2.             To take on a more positive role and leadership in various bilateral and regional cooperation to support multilateral cooperation.
3.             To improve economic relations with countries which have non-traditional economy as an effort to expand traditional markets for Indonesian products, and to boost investment from Middle East and African countries in Indonesia.
4.             To set the priority and main issues. For example, Indonesia should improve technical assistance as a foreign policy instrument to relate with countries in CMLV countries in ASEAN and countries in the Pacific region. To relate to East Asian countries, Australia, and New Zealand, Indonesian should make use of the regional mechanism both within ASEAN and East Asia Summit as its main foreign policy instrument.

4)             The Program for Optimizing Diplomacy in Connection with the Management of Law and International Agreements
 
The program results in the improved diplomacy in law and international agreements.

Strategies to be implemented through the program are as follows:
1.             To apply standardization in the drafting of international agreements which become the shared necessity for all stakeholders in the country to integrate the outward vision  within the framework of national interest. It includes the drafting of guidelines on the procedure in the making of MoU with foreign parties, by State-Owned Enterprises, local government, and other relevant agencies, which are made pursuant to the standard and principles of international law.
2.             To optimize the legal services and assistance in connection with the performance of international agreements, including advocating State-Owned Companies or other parties involved in a dispute with foreign parties in litigation.
3.             To accelerate the negotiation process about border with the neighboring countries, by confirming the border of a region, continental shelf and the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). For countries with which the negotiation process is under way (Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, and Timor Leste), measures should be taken to expedite the settlement on the issues which are likely to be immediately resolved. For countries with which negotiation has  yet to be commenced, such as Palau, starting the negotiation process is the expected progress. In order to support the settlement of issues on sea borders, Indonesia is expected to have the Ocean Policy as the foundation for its relations with countries which share borders with Indonesia.
4.             To classify issues on safety and security in the management of Malaka Strait. With regards to safety issues, the international community can be involved in it. On the other hand, in relation to security issues there should not be any involvement of foreign parties, other than Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore as coastal regions sharing direct borders in Malaka Strait.
5.             To expedite the process of the establishment of international regime relating to the protection of the genetic resources, traditional knowledge and expression of traditional culture. It reminds us to a lot of issues in which Indonesia is involved, for which there has not been any settlement mechanism under international law.
 
5)             The Program for Strengthening Relations and Foreign Policy and Optimizing Diplomacy in America and Europe
 
The program results in the improved cooperation in various sectors between the Republic of Indonesia and interregional organizations in America and Europe.

Strategies to be implemented through the program are as follows:
1.             To focus on the economic development in Central Europe, East Europe, and Latin America so that they can be alternative markets for Indonesia.
2.             To provide detailed description of the Comprehensive Partnership with the United States in the agreed sectors.
3.             To promote the compatibility between democracy and Islamic values in countries in America and Europe based on Indonesia's experience.  

6)             The Program for Foreign Policy Studies and Development
 
The program results in the improved quality of the studies and development of policy in the relations and foreign policy of Indonesia.

Strategies to be implemented through the program are as follows:
1.             To design a collective strategy between the Policy Planning and Development Agency and external institutions in order to strengthen the role and functions of the Agency as a strategic unit in each policy planning on issues related to foreign policy.
2.             To optimize the use of the forum with policy implementing units and research and development units in various sectors to support the policy and sychronization in each significant sector.
3.             To improve the cooperation for development of quality of human resources in the Policy Planning and Development Agency.

7)             The Program for Improvement of Quality of Protocol and Consular Services.
 
The program results in the improved quality of protocol and consular services.

Strategies to be implemented through the program are as follows:
1.             To expand the agreements with other countries on diplomatic and service visa free
2.             To continue the annual preparation for the evaluation/revision of consular manual book.
3.             To continue the making of diplomatic and service visa sticker periodically.
4.             To periodically introduce protocol, consular, diplomatic facilities and protection of Indonesian citizens.
5.             To conduct evaluation of consular services of Indonesian Representatives in other countries periodically.
6.             To enforce the Regulation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs concerning the granting of diplomatic and service stay permit
7.             To enforce diplomatic and service stay permit sticker.
8.             To continue with the preparation of the making of diplomatic and service passport which use biometric technology, exit permit sticker, and Indonesian Consular Identification Card for Indonesian citizens overseas.
9.             To strengthen coordination with the relevant agencies such as Headquarters of Indonesian National Army, Department of Transportation and Department of Justice and Human Rights
10.           To draft the regulations which govern the issue on the authentication of documents and procedure for diplomatic permit for flight and shipment.
11.           To improve coordination in the country in order to result in better management for troubled foreign nationals in Indonesia.
12.           To map areas of problems relating to the protection of the Indonesian citizens/Indonesian legal entities.
13.           To fortify the institutions (the capacity of the representatives, human resources, facilities and infrastructures) both at the central level and the overseas representatives.
14.           To improve coordination in the country in order to result in a better mechanism for the protection of Indonesian workers.
15.           To improve coordination with the relevant agencies and to hold empowerment/training program to prepare these workers once they have returned to Indonesia.
16.            To draft Host Country Agreement (HCA) as guidelines for the granting of Privileges and Immunities to international organizations in Indonesia.
17.           To resume negotiation of MoU with the government Saudi Arabia and other destination countries for workers.
18.           To increase the quality of human resources and the capacity of institution in order to increase the quality of the granting of Privileges and Immunities to Representatives of Other Countries and International Organizations in Indonesia.
19.           To improve efforts for compliance and balance in the granting of Privileges and Immunities to Representatives of Other Countries Internatioal Organizations in Indonesia by holding coordination meetings, introduction, discussion and gathering.

8)             The Program for Optimal Information and Public Diplomacy
 
The program results in the improved quality of information and public diplomacy.

Strategies to be implemented through the program are as follows:
1.             To strengthen Indonesia's positive image through the provision of accurate information and the improved cooperation on information and media.
2.             To strengthen Indonesia's image overseas as a democratic country having Muslim as the majority in the population.
3.             To optimize services of diplomatic security by drafting the Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) for protection of the visiting foreign heads of state and dignitaries in Indonesia.
4.             To improve the CBMs in Asia-Pacific region, to remove suspicion against Indonesia for being hegemonic in the region.

9)             The Program for Improvement of Supervision and Accountability of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
The program results in the improved quality of supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Indonesian Representatives.
 
Strategies to be implemented through the program are as follows:
1.             To improve professional and integrity of supervisory apparatus in the Minister of Foreign Affairs
2.             To improve the infrastructures and facilities to support the supervisory duties
3.             To increase the quality of supervision results which reliable
4.             To encourage completion of follow-up of the supervision results
5.             To improve order in the management of state's finance and state's assets
6.             To do early prevention of the violation of the applicable laws and regulations
7.             To improve the coordination with the relevant institutions
8.             To continue the supervision and evaluation of the results of the duties
9.             To continue making a compilation of documents on supervision results and various laws and regulations.

10)           The Program for Support to the Management and Performance of Other Technical Duties of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The program results in the improved management and technical supports for Indonesian diplomacy.

Strategies to be implemented through the program are as follows:
1.             To draft regulations/policies and legal products to achieve efficient and effective performance of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
2.             To disseminate information about foreign policy to stakeholders.
3.             To improve the role and coordination of units in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other relevant working units/agencies.
4.             To expand Indonesian overseas Representatives and diplomatic relations with countries who have not established diplomatic relations with Indonesia.
5.             To conduct evaluation/review of organizational and institutional structures both in the central level and at the representative level overseas.
6.             To expand the establishment of Citizen Service in Indonesian overseas Representatives which become the centre of Indonesian citizens.
7.             To create a more organized administrative in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in Indonesian overseas Representatives.
8.             To draft systems of planning, management, implementation, and reporting of performance and budget at the central and representative levels, and to appoint planning functional official as the person in charge of the techinal implementation.
9.             To prepare the human resources in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that possess high competence, skills, and integrity. 
10.           To continue the expansive self-organizing efforts within the framework of reform of bureaucracy.
11.           To improve relations and cooperation with other countries in various sectors through Indonesian Representation overseas.

11)           The Program for Improvement of Infrastructures and Facilities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
 
The program results in the improved support in the form of infrastructures and facilities in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Strategies to be implemented through the program are as follows:
1.             To provide appropriate infrastructures and facilities, including the technology-based ones in the performance of its main duties and roles
2.             To manage the general administration and management as well as the administration of state's finance and assets