Indonesia opens embassy in Sarajevo


Minister Alkalaj expressed his satisfaction with the quality of political relations between BiH and Indonesia, as well as the fact that between the two countries there is not open issues. He stressed the need to continue to improve the level of economic relations, for which there is sufficient space.


Alkalaj expressed his satisfaction with cooperation between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Indonesia in the international plan. He thanked the support of Indonesia's candidacy for non-permanent membership of Bosnia and Herzegovina in the UN Security Council for the period 2010 to 2011, and informed collocutor on the methods and principles of the BH in this UN body.


The interlocutors agreed on the need for a stronger focus on economic cooperation, and in this regard it was agreed that recent signing of an agreement on mutual protection of investment and avoidance of double taxation. Also, it granted the support for the start of the Joint Trade Commission, provided by the concluded agreement on trade cooperation.


Minister Alkalaj welcomed the decision of the Government of Indonesia for the opening of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Sarajevo, because in this way it will further strengthen the connections between the two countries. At today's meeting it was also agreed about the details of the opening of the Embassy, ??and the Minister Alkalaj in his own behalf and on behalf of the Ministry has offered all necessary assistance.


Director General Retno L.P. Marsudi emphasized that the Embassy in Sarajevo will be one of the new embassy in the world that Indonesia will open thanks to economic growth, which is recorded despite the worldwide economic crisis.


Minister Alkalaj invited the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Raden Muliana Marty M. Natalegawa to visit BiH, to the opening of the Embassy of Indonesia would be an excellent opportunity, said the Office of Public Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of BiH.