The trade value of Indonesia and Cuba during January to October 2018 reached more than 13 million US Dollars. The two countries must have benefited a lot from trade relations. This was conveyed by the Indonesian Minister of Manpower, Muhammad Hanif Dhakiri in his remarks representing the Indonesian government on the 60th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution in JakartaFriday night (Jan 11). Minister Dhakiri hopes that the collaboration can be further improved because there are still many opportunities that can be explored from the trade relationship.
“In terms of trade, Indonesia and Cuba together have managed to reach more than 13 Million US Dollars during the period of January to October 2018. I believe we are both benefited from the trade and there are still many opportunities to be further explored to increase our economic ties," said Dhakiri.
On the occasion, Minister of Manpower Hanif Dhakiri said Indonesia would continue to support the UN Resolution on the Necessity to End the economic, trade and financial embargoes imposed by the United States against Cuba. Indonesia understands that Cuban people are certainly suffered socially and economically due to the embargo. The Indonesian government considers that the embargo is not in line with international law, human rights, the UN Charter and the spirit of the 2030 Agenda. For this reason the Indonesian government underlines the need to hold dialogue to stop the embargo and support efforts to normalize the US-Cuba relations. (VOI/AHM)