Indonesian Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning Minister, Sofyan Djalil said that bilateral relations between Indonesia and Azerbaijan are growing more in various fields. The Minister said this when attending the 101st Anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and the Commemoration of 100 Years of Azerbaijani Diplomatic Service in Jakarta, Monday (Apr 29). He further said that in the economic field, the trade value of the two countries amounted more than 500 million US Dollars in 2018. He hoped that in the future the two countries would further enhance the partnerships in trade and investment, especially in the energy sector. He also reminded about the importance of people to people contact, in enhancing the partnership between the two countries.
"In this regard we welcome initiative to further promote people to people contact through various social cultural coorporation between the two countries. Among other are the establishment of center of Indonesia studies in Baku and Azerbaijan corner in Jakarta. the annual Indonesia cultural Festival in Baku, as well as development of pencak silat (martial art) in Azerbaijan. I confident this milestone will further strengthen the friendship and mutual understanding between the people of Indonesia and Azerbaijan" Sofyan Djalil said.
Moreover, Minister Sofyan Djalil further hoped that the bilateral partnership between Indonesia and Azerbaijan will increase in the upcoming years. On the same occasion, Vice Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ruslan Nasibov emphasized that high-level political relations between the two countries are based on the principles of friendship, mutual respect and cooperation. He said in 2019, Azerbaijan will chair the Non-Aligned Movement (GNB) and will hold the Movement Summit on October 21 to 26, 2019// Sekar/ Trs: AF