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RI aims to increase presence in Pacific

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Auckland   /   Fri, July 12 2019   /  01:48 am

Indonesia is highlighting its status as a Pacific nation by hosting the Pacific Exposition to engage with other Pacific countries and explore trade and investment opportunities, as well as potential cooperation in tourism.Initiated by the Indonesian Embassy to New Zealand, the Pacific Exposition aims to showcase the top commodities and investment potential of Pacific countries. The event, held in Auckland from Thursday to Sunday, is supported by New Zealand and Australia.“We are part of the Pacific, so there is no harm [in hosting the event] and it is imperative that we should strengthen our bonds, our brotherhood and our cooperation with the Pacific countries, which face many challenges geographically,” Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said on Thursday.She said the expo followed up on the Indonesia-South Pacific Forum (ISPF) held in Jakarta in March, the first-ever engagement of In...