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After Africa, RI looks to replicate success elsewhere

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, January 14 2020   /  02:14 am

As the Foreign Ministry doubles down on economic diplomacy, the government has been looking to replicate its successful push into Africa elsewhere. However, challenges such as the adverse economic climate in other countries have proven to be significant factors in determining the outlook for Indonesia's trade and investment strategies, several ambassadors have said.Last week, more than 130 Indonesian heads of missions overseas convened in Jakarta for foreign policy briefings and coordination meetings to develop economic diplomacy strategies.From Wednesday to Saturday, envoys were briefed on the foreign policy directive of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, who wants diplomats to be more economic-minded in their work abroad.Indonesia had poured most of its resources into upgrading relations on the African continent over the past two years, which Deputy Foreign Minister Mahendra Siregar said ...