A seven-day International forum under the auspices of Indonesian-African Forum is slated for April, 2018, to deepen relationship and promote sustainable trade and investment between Indonesia and sub-sahara Africa.
The Forum is being packaged by the Goldmine Global Services in conjunction with the Indonesian Trade Promotion Centre, Lagos (ITPC) and The Honeymooners.
The forum starting on 7th -14th April is geared towards exploring various economic opportunities to strengthen technical cooperation and to enhance existing partnership between both countries.
At the press conference convened by Goldmine Global Services, OPTIMUM TIMES gathered that the Inaugural edition of the Indonesian-Africa forum, is an Indonesian Government Initiative from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to further promote sustainable trade and investment relationship between Indonesia and sub-sahara Africa.
Speaking on the importance of the forum, the Executive Director Goldmine Global Services , Micheal Majekodunmi, said that during the Indonesian -Africa forum, platform for Nigeria and other Africa businesses to showcase what they have to offer to the Indonesian business community would be provided thereby improving the possibilities of attracting inward cooperation and investment in terms of foreign direct investments from Indonesia.
He recalled that Indonesian’s relationship with Africa began in 1955 and with Nigeria in particular in 1965, adding that Nigeria is Indonesian second biggest trading partner in Africa, while South Africa is the first.
The trade volume between Indonesia and Africa as at 2016 is $2.5bn and Africa still has great business and investment opportunities that remain untapped.