Indonesia, Maldives foreign ministers to hold bilateral meeting in Jakarta

21 June, 2017 | Source: Antara News

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and her Maldivian counterpart Mohamed Asim will hold a bilateral meeting in Jakarta on Wednesday (June 21) to discuss the cooperation in tourism sector.

"We see Maldives as a potential market. Although the current bilateral trade value is relatively small, the tourism value is potentially great," Foreign Ministrys spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir told reporters on Tuesday.

Bilateral trade between Indonesia and Maldives in 2016 was valued at US$39.9 million, with surplus in Indonesias side.

Tourism has become the main sector that contributes to Maldives economy, accounting for 28 percent of GDP and more than 60 percent of the countrys foreign exchange receipts.

The sector also attracts foreign workers, including 1.4 thousand Indonesians, who are currently working in tourism industry in Maldives.

The number of Indonesian tourists who visited Maldives in 2015 was 3.5 thousand tourists, while the number or Maldivian tourists who visited Indonesia was 1.9 thousand tourists.(*)

 

The Indonesian government, through a resolution issued by the Ministry of Health, has officially enforced health protocols for the tourism and creative economy sector.
The Indonesian Trade Ministry has adopted strategic measures to intensify the exports of processed food products to improve Indonesia′s trade balance in the second quarter of 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto stated.
The spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has brought the tourism sector to a screeching halt, resulting in the collapse of tourism-related industries comprising aviation, hotel, restaurant, and other travel and hospitality businesses worldwide.
Israel’s lust for more Arab land seems endless. They have occupied and colonized most of Palestinian land and unilaterally claimed Syria’s Golan Height, annexed Jerusalem, and now they plan to annex parts of Jordan Valley and West Bank. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a meeting of Likud’s Knesset faction on May 26 that the annexation of West Bank will begin on July 1 this year.
Indonesia will produce COVID-19 test kits and ventilators by late May of 2020, Minister of Research and Technology/Head of the National Research and Innovation Board Bambang Brodjonegoro stated.
Vice President Ma′ruf Amin confirmed that the Indonesian government had readied several development programs to support the country′s recovery amid the COVID-19 pandemic that led the government to amend the focus of development in 2020.
Address: 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 26. | MAP |
Phone: (+36-1) 413 3800 Fax: (+36-1) 322 8669
E-mail: embassy@indonesianembassy.hu