The Jakarta Post
Returning for the third time in Azerbaijan capital, Indonesian art and culture will be showcased in the leading music venue. (Shutterstock/Einur)
Bringing the theme “Keeping the Archipelago the Greatest Culture Alive”, the Indonesian Embassy in Azerbaijan is set to hold the Indonesian Cultural Festival (ICF) on Sept. 11, 13, 15 and 16.
Tempo.co reported that the ICF will take place in Heydar Aliyev Palace and Fountains Square in the city of Baku.
A wide array of art and culture performances, such as music, dance and martial arts, will be showcased in the festival, along with a bazaar offering local Indonesian products and tourism promotions. Other activities in the ICF also include business meetings, exhibitions and seminars.
This year’s ICF is the third since 2016. It is being held to address significant interest from the citizens of Azerbaijan. Previously in 2017, the ICF attracted around 3,500 visitors in two days.
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With this festival, Husnan Bey Fananie, the Indonesian ambassador to Azerbaijan, believes that the bilateral ties between Indonesia and Azerbaijan can be strengthened.
“Indonesia has a good relationship with Azerbaijan, and the ICF makes a great interaction between citizens of the two countries,” Husnan was quoted as saying.
He went on to encourage Indonesian entrepreneurs to expand their businesses to Azerbaijan, as he believes they would be very welcome at the Caspian Sea-facing nation.
Several ministries from Indonesia are already scheduled to attend the event and meet their counterparts in Azerbaijan. (anm/mut)