Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia in Dar es Salaam accredited to Comoros, H.E. Zakaria Anshar meets the Minister of External Relations and Cooperation, Diaspora, Francophonie and the Arab World of the Union of the Comoros, H.E. Dr. Abdoulkarim Mohamed, in Moroni, Thursday (17/09) to discuss about ways to strengthen bilateral relations between Indonesia-Comoros especially in the sector of economy, social and culture.
Minister Mohamed is pleased to see the cordial relations between the two countries and hoped to see concrete effort to knit the bilateral relations closer especially in priorities sector of education, vocational training and health.
As former Minister of Education, Research, Arts & Culture, Youth and Sports, Mohamed is still observant and committed to the development of education and health sector in his country. Therefore, he welcome Indonesia’s continuous offer to Comorian student to pursue education in Indonesia through Developing Countries Partnership Scholarship Program (KNB) as well as number of trainings facilitated by Indonesian government. In addition, Mohamed is also looking forward to increase economic cooperation with Indonesia.
Indonesia and Comoros enjoy longstanding cordial bilateral relations. In politics, both countries have the same view in various international issues. In the sector of economy, there is rising trend in bilateral trade, although the amount is not really significant. Indonesia’s main export commodities to Comoros are consumer goods, soaps, paper, wood, pharmaceutical products, and imports coffee, tea, and spices from Comoros.