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New Indonesian envoy meets FM

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 5 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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New Indonesian envoy meets FM
Newly-appointed Ambassador of Indonesia Heru Hartanto Subolo meets Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen at the latter’s office on Monday. —SUN PHOTO

Newly appointed Ambassador of Indonesia to Bangladesh Heru Hartanto Subolo called on Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen at the latter’s office on Monday. 

The foreign minister welcomed the ambassador and congratulated him on his assignment in Bangladesh. 

Momen recalled with gratitude the support of Indonesia for early recognition of independent Bangladesh in 1972. He expressed happiness on the celebration of Golden Jubilee of Diplomatic ties with due festivity both in Bangladesh and Indonesia.

While appreciating the current volume of bilateral trade, Momen stressed the need for further expanding and accelerating the scope of trade and investment tapping into the unexplored potentials by the business communities of the two countries.

He specifically emphasised the importance of having a better balance of bilateral trade by allowing more Bangladeshi products, including RMG, Pharmaceuticals, leather goods etc., into the Indonesian market and on concluding the Bilateral Preferential Trade Agreement which is under negotiations.

He suggested more frequent interactions among the business communities of the two countries.

Echoing the views of Momen, the Indonesian envoy emphasised the need for further strengthening economic relations between the two countries through various means, including exchange of trade delegations, participating in trade expo etc.