As stipulated in the Law Number 25 of 2004 on National Development Planning System (SPPN) and in order to support the optimal implementation of its tasks and functions, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has drafted its Strategic Plan for 2010-2014.
The Strategic Plan has been drafted and guided by the National Long Term Development Plan (RPJPN) for 2005-2025 and the National Medium Term Development Plan (RPJMN) for 2010-2014 as its foundation. In addition to specifying the achievements in the implementation of tasks and authorities in the preceding period, the Strategic Plan of the Ministry, as a medium-term planning document, also sets forth the vision, missions, purposes, strategies, policies, programs, and activities as well as the performance targets and funding which are to be implemented by all working units in the Ministry for the subsequent five-year period.
It provides guidelines for the implementation of tasks and functions and a tool to measure the efforts carried out to improve the performance of the Ministry in line with Indonesian principles of diplomacy. The past constraints and problems which have been managed in the preceding period should become a benchmark in determining the purposes and goals of foreign relations for five years ahead.
Within the international-domestic context, Indonesian diplomacy has demonstrated strengthened performance in the bilateral, regional and multilateral relations. Efforts in multilateral and regional diplomacy that Indonesia makes should be intensified by solid bilateral diplomacy. Indonesian foreign policy will actively seek to improve relations with countries in Asia Pacific, Africa, America, and Europe and bring it to a higher level to achieve the country’s interest.
International acknowledgment of Indonesia is a significant element in the implementation of the country’s foreign policy in the future.
The foreign policy should reflect democratic transformation which has taken place at home. Hereafter, it is necessary to place an emphasis on the importance of support and participation from all stakeholders for the effective Indonesian foreign policy in strengthening its position at the international level.
A more thorough readings are available at the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia .