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Jakarta Post

Peru cozying up to ‘attractive’ Indonesia

  • Veeramalla Anjaiah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, October 13 2012   /  01:19 pm

At the inauguration in Jakarta in July of the third ASEAN-Latin American and Caribbean Business Forum, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono urged the gathered businesspeople from Latin America to “Seize the day!”

It seems that Peru, the fastest-growing economy in South America, has been responding positively to Yudhoyono’s call by making an all-out effort to reach Southeast Asia’s largest economy.

Peru’s Foreign Trade and Tourism Minister Jose Luis Silva Martinot recently visited Indonesia to foster bilateral relations and attend the business forum. “With 240 million people and plenty of natural resources, Indonesia offers many opportunities,” Silva told The Jakarta Post recently.

Silva said that Peru was in a perfect position to become a good partner from Latin America, which has a collective gross domestic product (GDP) of US$6.87 trillion. Peru’s ec...