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Indonesia-Africa Infrastructure Dialogue: Indonesia’s increasing presence in Africa

  • Veeramalla Anjaiah

    The Jakarta Post/Supplement Team

  /   Tue, August 20 2019   /  12:59 am
Brand new: State-owned construction company PT Wijaya Karya (WIKA) has built 1,000 apartments with all amenities in Ain Defla, Algeria.(Courtetsy of PT Wijaya Karya (WIKA))

Brand new: State-owned construction company PT Wijaya Karya (WIKA) has built 1,000 apartments with all amenities in Ain Defla, Algeria.(Courtetsy of PT Wijaya Karya (WIKA))Indonesia is ubiquitous in Africa. Many Africans love Indonesian batik shirts, instant noodles and quality paper. Hundreds of African students study in Indonesia with scholarships from the Indonesian government.Indonesia has had close relations with almost all African countries for several decades. Politically, both Indonesia and Africa are very close, and there are no major differences between them on many international issues. Indonesia is well-known all over Africa because of strong support and solidarity with African people during the struggle for freedom from colonial rule in the 1950s. Indonesia and its beautiful city Bandung became very popular because of the historic Bandung Conference popularly known as t...