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President Vladimir Putin met with Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri

October 19, 2001, Shanghai

Mr Putin congratulated Ms Megawati with her victory in the recent presidential election. He expressed his hope that long-established bilateral ties and the vast cooperation potential would considerably enhance Russian-Indonesian trade, economic and political partnership both on the bilateral and international scale.

The Presidents focused on the work of the Russian-Indonesian inter-governmental commission, and pointed out that the elaboration of its working patterns was to be finished as soon as possible.

The Presidents also discussed the anti-terrorist alliance. Mr Putin said that Indonesia and Russia had both suffered from terrorism.

October 19, 2001, Shanghai