The Jakarta Post
Indonesia is set to take part in an international education fair in Songkhla, Thailand, on Aug. 17, which will also coincide with the archipelago’s 72nd Independence Day celebration.
Gamma Arifian Siddik from Indonesia’s Consulate General in Songkhla said there would be 10 booths allocated for the Indonesian delegation during the two-day event, which will be held at the International Convention and Exhibition Center (ICC) of Prince of Songkhla University.
Indonesia and Thailand are in a regional cooperation under the Indonesia Malaysia Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT GT).
"[Indonesia-Thailand ties] are not only about the economic sector, but also other areas such as education, culture, fashion, cuisine, plantations and climates,” Gamma said.
At the same venue in July, Indonesia participated in the 2017 World Halal Product Expo, exhibiting various locally made products, including Serasa Food from Jakarta; House of Cataleya from Bandung, West Java; Rendang Rindang from Bogor, West Java; It’s Blazer Ibun from West Java; Batik Aruni from Pekalongan, Central Java; and Rangkayo Kebaya from Payakumbuh, West Sumatera.
Visitors look through products displayed at the Rangkayo Kebaya booth from Payakumbuh, West Sumatra, during the 2017 World Halal Products Expo at the International Conference Center in Hat Yai, Thailand, on July 13-16, 2017. (The Jakarta Post/Nurni Sulaiman)
Indonesia will also join a travel fair in Thailand that is slated for Sept 7-10.
Thailand, meanwhile, will participate in the International Short Course on Management of Indonesian Small Scale and Medium Enterprises at Bogor Agricultural University on Aug. 6-17 in West Java. (bbs)