Guinea-Bissau

I. Country Profile 

Country:Republic of Guinea-Bissau 
Capital:Bissau
Head of State/ Government:José Mario Vaz (since 17 June 2014)
Head of Parliament:Cipriano Cassamá
Prime Minister:Carlos Correia (since 17 September 2015)
Minister of Foreign Affairs:Artur Silva (since 13 October 2015)
Official Language:Portugese Crioulo
Religion:Islam (45,1%), Christian (22,1%), Animism (14,9%), other religions (15,9%)
Independence Day:24 September 1973
Territory:28.120 Km²
Population:1.726.170 (World Bank, 2014)
Currency:

West African CFA (XOF)

XOF per USD : 600 (2015)

GDP (Nominal):USD 1,022 billion (World Bank, 2014)
GDP (Per Capita):USD 567,8 (World Bank, 2014)
Foreign Exchange Reserve:USD 286,9 million (World Bank, 2014)
Foreign Direct Investment:USD 21,4 thousand (World Bank2014)
Total Value of International Trade:USD 328 million (2014) deficit USD 55 million
GDP Growth:4,4 % (World Bank, 2015)
Industries:Plantation (Peanut, cotton), Agriculture, Fisheries
Country Representative:

Indonesia:

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Dakar

Guinea-Bissau:


II. Bilateral Relations

  • Politics

Diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Guinea-Bissau was opened in December 12, 1996. Both countries support each other in various international forums, among others, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and Indonesia's membership in the Council of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Category C for the period 2016-2017.

  • ​Economy and Trade

In the economic field, the value of trade between Indonesia - Guinea-Bissau reached USD 5 million in 2014, an increase of 2.6% compared to the year 2013 with a surplus on the Indonesian side.

  • ​Social-Culture

In the period 2012-2015 there had been no citizen of Guinea-Bissau who successfully received a scholarship from the Government of Indonesia.​