Bali, Indonesia - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Indonesia Eximbank (LPEI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Cooperation to Improve Economic Diplomacy. The MoU was signed on the sidelines of Indonesia Africa Forum (IAF) 2018 and witnessed by Minister for Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi and Minister for Finance Sri Mulyani (4/10).
Bali, April 10, 2018: Indonesia's commitment to strengthen and tighten the Indonesia-Africa cooperation has been realized through the organizing of a grand event, the Indonesia-Africa Forum 2018, 10-11 April 2018, in Bali. This forum is attended by approximately 500 participants from 46 African countries, International Organizations, and Development partners. From Indonesia, about 200 participants from government, private, and businessmen/entrepreneur are present in the event. It was officially opened by Vice President, Jusuf Kalla and also attended by the Foreign Minister, the Coordinating Minister for Agriculture, and Trade Minister. Meanwhile, in the Panel Discussions, Minister for Finance and Minister for Communications and Informatics were also present.
Bali, April 10, 2018: Vice President Jusuf Kalla officially opened the first Indonesia-Africa Forum (IAF 2018) in Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center (10/4). Vice President Jusuf Kalla conveyed that Indonesia and Africa have a long history beginning with the organizing of the Asian-African Conference (KAA) in Bandung, 1955. The spirit of cooperation between Indonesia and Africa keep continuously which is marked by the 50-year and 60-year anniversaries of the Asia-Africa Conference in the years 2005 and 2015.
Bali, April 10, 2018: "Indonesia-Africa Forum is the embodiment of the commitment of Indonesia and African countries to advance and prosper together and become the first forum, where Africa and Indonesia can meet and discuss concrete cooperation involving various stakeholders,"said Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs in its report during the opening speech of the Indonesia-Africa Forum 2018 (IAF 2018), at Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Denpasar.
Bali: For the first time, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia and Ethiopia convened the Bilateral Consultative Forum (BCF) in Bali. The Forum was co-chaired by the Director General of Asia-Pacific and Africa Affairs of the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Desra Percaya and Director General of Asia and Oceania of the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tsegab Kebebew.(9/4)