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Indonesia strengthens trade links with Tunisia

  • Lili Yan Ing

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Jakarta   /   Thu, July 5, 2018   /  09:22 am
Indonesia strengthens trade links with Tunisia View from Byrsa hill showing ancient remains of Carthage and picturesque landscape of Tunis, Tunisia. (Shutterstock/File)

Apart from expanding in Asia, Indonesia has started to eye Africa as a market for its exports, one of the main drivers of the county’s economy. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has intensified Indonesia’s relations with Africa. 

Why should we bother about Asia and Africa? Well, Asia and Africa account for 38 percent of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP), 76 percent of the world’s population, 44 percent of the world’s exports, 41 percent of the world’s imports and 35 percent of world’s foreign direct investment. 

To cement Indonesia’s serious efforts to expand its trade with Africa, on June 25, Indonesia signed a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) with Tunisia in Tunis. Indonesia and Tunisia share many values and interests in common dating back to Indonesia’s support for Tunisia&r...

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