VISIT OF PRIME MINISTER OF TURKEY
TO INDONESIA, 6-7 FEBRUARY 2005
Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey, H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and his entourages will pay a working visit to Indonesia, from 6 to 7 February 2005. During the visit, Prime Minister Erdogan will have a bilateral meting with the President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the Presidential Office in Jakarta, meet the Vice President and also will be visiting Aceh to observe the tsunami damage.
During the bilateral meeting, 7 February 2005, both leaders will discuss matters related to the bilateral cooperation, including those for post tsunami disaster.
The Government and People of Turkey have already dispatched their aid packages and social workers to Aceh. The Turkish Government has sent US $ 1,250,000.00 to countries hit by tsunami ( US $ 600,000.00 for Indonesia). Turkish Red Crescent Society, Istanbul Municipal and Konya Municipal in Turkey have deployed social workers to tsunami devastated area in Indonesia. Turkish Prime Minister Office also dispatched two military cargo aircrafts to transport food, clothes and medicines for tsunami victims in Indonesia.
Indonesia export to Turkey in the last three year is US $ 237,7 million (2002); US $ 263,7 million (2003) and US $ 229,4 million (2004). Meanwhile Indonesian import from Turkey is US $ 22,7 million (2002); US $ 48,5 million (2003) and US $ 39,3 million (2004).
Jakarta, February 2005