H.E. Ambassador of Indonesia Rizali Wilmar Indrakesuma welcomed and
greeted Vice Chairman of the Indonesian House of Representatives Mr.
Fadli Zon at the Embassy of Indonesia during his working visit to India
on 11-14 June 2015. The objective of the visit was to gain extensive
knowledge about India and its development policies in the framework of
strengthening bilateral relations of the two countries which have been
conducted since Soekarno-Nehru era.
During the 5 days visit in India, Mr. Fadli Zon and delegation namely
Ahmad Muzani (Komisi I), Dwi Ria Latifa (Komisi III) and official of
Directorate of South and Central Asia MOFA, accompanied by HE Ambassador
of Indonesia had meetings with several high-ranking officials of the
government of India namely Vice President of India, Minister of
Parliamentary Affairs, Minister of External Affairs, and Chief Election
Commissioner. In the meetings, Fadli Zon sought support from India, one
of the founders of Asia-Africa Conference, for the establishment of
Asian-African Parliamentary Forum (AAPF) as one of the follow-up actions
of the 60th Asia-Africa Conference held in April 2015.
In relations to the general election system, the delegation attained
information regarding Indian online election system and experienced to
use the electronic voting machine used in India general election 2014.
To obtain information on Indian defence system, the delegation visited
the India-Russia missiles industry “Brahmos”.
To have knowledge regarding Indian economy, the delegation had
meetings with food cooperation of India to discuss policies and
strategies of Indian food security as well as Indian business sectors at
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Further, the delegation took an
opportunity to visit the biggest Indian bovine production factory in
Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.
“Indonesia and India are the two biggest democratic countries in the
world which have close and strong historical and cultural relations”,
said Fadli Zon. He pointed out that Indonesia could further study
India’s rapid development such as its defence industry, food security
and animal husbandry industry.