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Jakarta Post

RI, Colombia seek increased trade tie

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, July 4 2020   /  09:56 am
Colombian Ambassador to Indonesia Juan Camilo Valencia speaking at a press conference ahead of the commemoration of the 40 years of Indonesia-Colombia’s diplomatic relations in Jakarta on Thursday. At the event, the Colombian Embassy in Jakarta also gives a token of appreciation to the Indonesian government, national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia and state-owned radio-pharmacy company PT Industri Nuklir Indonesia (INUKI) for their support in facilitating the repatriation of more than 300 Colombians back to their homeland via Jakarta. (Courtesy of Colombian Embassy in Jakarta/-)

As Indonesia and Colombia commemorate 40 years of diplomatic relations this year, the two countries are seeking increased connectivity between the far-flung lands, with both sides hoping to become each other’s regional trade hubs. One historical milestone for the optimistic vision was the recent repatriation of about 366 Colombian citizens from at least 19 countries on a special flight from Jakarta by Indonesian national flag carrier Garuda Indonesia. The repatriation was the first direct flight made by an Indonesian airline to Colombia. The effort was conducted from May 15 to May 17 with the help of the Indonesian Foreign Ministry and state-owned company PT Industri Nuklir Indonesia (INUKI). The company and its Colombian counterparts are exploring business opportunities in the radio-pharmacy industry. INUKI director for operations and marketing Bunjamin Noor said ...