Koo Jin Shen
BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN
THE Indonesian Ambassador to Brunei yesterday called for more development and growth in the field of economics between Brunei and Indonesia following a business meeting.
The meet – held at the Indonesian Embassy in Jalan Kebangsaan – was part of events to commemorate 30 years of diplomatic ties between the two countries, was aimed at improving bilateral trade, tourism and investment between the two countries.
Nurul Qomar, said that unlike similar meetings previously held by the embassy in Brunei, this one was held after a two-day exhibition featuring Indonesian goods took place over the weekend at the Mall, Gadong.
“We hope that this activity will be able to provide clearer information about opportunities for cooperation between the two countries,” she said.
In addition to cooperation in the field of trade, the business meeting was used to look for opportunities to improve cooperation in the field of tourism and investment, she said.
Around a hundred local entrepreneurs and notable persons in the business community attended the business meeting yesterday where local government representatives and heads from Jogjakarta, the Riau Islands and South Sumatra presented investment opportunities for trade goods, estates and facilities.
ccording to Minister Counsellor and Economic Coordinator at the Indonesian Embassy to Brunei Rudhito Widagdo, the emphasis for business-to-business contact was important. He noted that by increasing the understanding between the business communities of both countries, they would be able to create more economic performance.
He said that this was a good opportunity to get to know Indonesia, noting that at the moment, there is political stability in the country, and noted that based on the high attendance at the meeting there is a strong interest for Bruneians to get to know more about the Indonesian market.
He also said that there was also works in the pipeline for another trade mission, following a successful one that took place earlier this year. “We are thinking of going to Surabaya and Jakarta,” he said.
The Brunei Times
Tuesday, November 18, 2014