The Jakarta Post
Morocco and Indonesia have enjoyed cordial relations for more than five decades. There is no need for a visa if an Indonesian citizen wants to visit the North African nation. Yet a lack of awareness about the economic potential of both countries remained a hurdle in boosting bilateral ties, Morocco’s man in Jakarta has said.
“Our bilateral trade is growing, but it is still small. This is mainly because of a lack of awareness among businesspeople,” Moroccan Ambassador to Indonesia Mohamed Majdi said at a meeting of African ambassadors and members of the Africa-Indonesia Press Association in Jakarta on Tuesday.
According to the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), two-way trade between Morocco and Indonesia was US$150.13 million in the first seven months of 2012, up 80.19 percent from $83.32 million in the same period last year.
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