Jakarta (ANTARA) – Tanzania has officially opened its embassy in Indonesia as part of its continued efforts to strengthen bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
Speaking at the embassy’s inauguration in Jakarta on Thursday, Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi emphasized Indonesia’s commitment to building a stronger relationship with the East African country.
“… including preparations for high-level exchange visits, both to your capital as well as to my capital,” she said.
Tanzania inaugurated its embassy in Jakarta on Thursday, marking a historic moment in diplomatic relations between the two nations. Indonesia and Tanzania have completed 59 years of diplomatic ties.
Tanzanian Ambassador to Indonesia Macocha Tembele said that his government decided to open an embassy in Jakarta on account of the deepening relations between the countries.
Before this, all matters related to Tanzania in Indonesia were taken up by the Tanzanian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“Now, we have decided to move here because we understand that the relations between Indonesia and Tanzania are deepening, and we need a very close monitoring of these relations,” Tembele said.
He added that the embassy will focus on ways to utilize the potential for deepening relations between Tanzania and Indonesia, which were established in 1964.
He said that there are several areas of cooperation that need to be focused on, such as cooperation in trade, agriculture, and investment.
“We are planning to cooperate with Indonesia in terms of enhancing investment in the hospitality industry,” he said.
Source : AntaraNews