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Talk of the week: Indonesia, Georgia vow to boost economic ties

  • The Jakarta Post

Yogyakarta   /   Fri, March 15 2019   /  03:06 am
Aiming high: The Indonesian Foreign Ministry’s director general for American and European affairs, Muhammad Anshor (sixth left), poses with Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Khvtisiashvili (sixth right) and members of the Georgian delegation at the 6th Indonesia-Georgia bilateral consultation forum held in Yogyakarta from March 11 to 12. (Courtesy of kemlu.go.id)

Aiming high: The Indonesian Foreign Ministry’s director general for American and European affairs, Muhammad Anshor (sixth left), poses with Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Khvtisiashvili (sixth right) and members of the Georgian delegation at the 6th Indonesia-Georgia bilateral consultation forum held in Yogyakarta from March 11 to 12. (Courtesy of kemlu.go.id)Georgia, a dynamic country in the South Caucasus, and Indonesia agreed to enhance their economic relations during their 6th Bilateral Consultation meeting in Yogyakarta recently. Indonesia is aiming to improve its exports to Georgia. Indonesia’s current trade with Georgia, based on the Trade Ministry’s 2018 data, is around US$52 million.“Indonesia needs to export more crude palm oil and coffee beans directly to Georgia because [Indonesia] often uses third parties,” said Muhammad Anshor, the Indonesian Foreign M...