Mali

I. Country Profile 

Country​:Republic of Mali 
Capital:Bamako 
Head of State/ Government:Ibrahim Boubacar Keϊta (since 4 September 2013)
Head of Parliament:Issaka Sidibé (since 22 January 2014)
Prime Minister:Modibo Keϊta  (since 8 January 2015)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs:Abdoulaye Diop (since 2014)
Official Language:French
Religion:Islam (94,8%), Christian (2,4%), other religions (2,0%)
Independence Day:22 September 1960
Territory:1.220.190 Km²
Population:17,09 million (World Bank, 2014)
Currency:

West African CFA (XOF)

XOF per USD : 600 (2015)

GDP (Nominal):USD 12,04 billion (World Bank, 2014)
GDP (Per Capita):USD 704,5 (World Bank, 2014)
Foreign Exchange Reserve:USD 860,8 million (World Bank, 2014)
Foreign Direct Investment:USD 198,9 million (World Bank, 2014)
Total Value of International Trade:

USD 1,3 billion (2014) deficit USD 172 million

GDP Growth:5,8 % (World Bank, 2015)
Industries:Livestock, Mining (emas), Agriculture
Country Representative:

Indonesia:

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Dakar

Mali:

Embassy of the Republic of Mali in New Delhi

​II. Bilateral Relations

  • Politics

Diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Mali opened in 1965. Indonesia plays an active role in contributing to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali by sending 140 military personnel to the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). In addition to,  the Indonesian government also provides three types of military helicopters MI-17. The TNI personnel mostly served in Timbuktu, and a small portion of them assigned in the Kidal region.
  • Economy and Trade

In the economic field, the value of trade between Indonesia and Mali reached USD 63.2 million in 2014, an increase of 25% compared to the year 2013 with a deficit on the Indonesian side.
  • Social-Culture

In the socio-cultural field, until 2015 Indonesia has awarded scholarships to five (5) students Mali under the scheme of Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) Scholarship.