Acting Ambassador of India to Indonesia Shri Prakash Gupta said this year was a special year for India, because besides celebrating 73 years of independence, India also celebrates 70 years of diplomatic relations with Indonesia. To the media after leading the flag ceremony of 73rd Indian Independence Day at the Indian Embassy in Jakarta on Thursday (08/15), Gupta said, the focus of India and Indonesia relations this year was to improve the trade sector and people-to-people connectivity, deepening political exchanges between the top leaders of the two countries and improving relations in the fields of science and technology.
"So there are few areas that we are focusing on. One is boosting bilateral trade. Second is improving people-to-people connectivity. We are having a very big tourism event at the Pacific Place on the 30th. We are also looking at deepening political exchanges between the highest levels of leadership We are also looking at deepening cooperation in space, science and technology We are partnered with Lapan (National Space Institute) So that's also important areas we are looking at deepening in our 70th anniversary," said Shri Prakash Gupta .
On the occasion Shri Prakash Gupta also expressed his wish to Indonesian people on the celebratation the 74th independence day and hoped that peace and security in the region would be achieved in the momentum of Indonesia's independence day on 17 August. (VOI/AHM)