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Portugal ready for closer ties with Indonesia

  • Novan Iman Santosa

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, June 12 2019   /  01:16 am

Portugal wants to forge stronger relations with Indonesia, considering the long history between the two countries.“Portugal and Indonesia have a common past forged by Portuguese contact with the region, which has left an enduring legacy we seek to translate into dynamic relations,” Portuguese Ambassador to Indonesia Rui Carmo said on Monday evening.Speaking during a diplomatic reception to celebrate Portuguese National Day, Carmo added that the two countries were motivated to strengthen dialogue and mutual understanding aimed at fostering closer links between the civil societies of both countries.“Thereby, giving a fresh impetus to our academic, scientific, cultural and touristic ties, as well as to our economic relationship likely to generate more business opportunities,” he said in a speech.While other countries focus their national days on the struggle for independence or othe...