FM Marty M. Natalegawa is scheduled to receive Macedonian FM Nikola Poposki’s visit tomorrow, Tuesday (13/11/2012). Responding to Marty’s invitation, Poposki accompanied by 4 delegates is making a state visit to Indonesia, on 13-17 November 2012.
Such visit is aimed to increase the bilateral relationships between RI and Macedonia.
Marty and his Macedonian counterpart will conduct a bilateral meeting and discuss the plan to improve the bilateral relationships in the field of politics, trade and economic cooperation, and socio-cultural cooperation.
In addition, the two foreign ministers will exchange their views on bilateral issues and the regional as well as global issues of mutual concerns.
During the visit, FM Poposki will pay courtesy calls to the Deputy Speaker of People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) and the Coordinating Minister of Economy. Poposki is also scheduled to deliver a short presentation at the Chamber of Commerce on the trade, economic, and investment opportunities between the two countries.
RI-Macedonia Bilateral Cooperation
Since Indonesia’s acknowledgement towards Macedonia’s independence on 25 May 1993, the bilateral relations between the two countries have experienced positive development. This is reflected from the increasing trade volume between the two countries over the years.
In 2010, the total trade volume between the two countries amounted to US$ 6.77 billion, and in 2011, the total trade volume reached the number of US$ 9.83 billion, or increased by 45%.
The total trade value for January-August 2012 period amounted to US$ 10.5 billion, raising by 287 % compared to the one for the same period in 2011 (US$ 2.70 billion).
Macedonia is a one of the successor state of the former Yugoslavia, from which it declared independence based on a referendum in 8 September 1991 Macedonia has a population of 2,055,004 million people with per-capita income of U.S. $ 5,012 (2011) or the GDP amounting to U.S. $ 10.32 billion (2011). Macedonia’s primary commodities are services, mining industry, and agricultural products. (Source: Dit. East and Central European Affairs/ed.Yo2k/ trans. Loyz.D/ Andk)
Denpasar (ANTARA News) – The number of British visitors to Bali surged 63.12 percent to 72,978 in the first half of 2012 compared with the same period last year.
The number was around 5.12 percent of the total number of foreign visitors to this world`s major tourist destination, Gede Suarsa, head of the Bali Central Statistics Agency (BPS) said.
The number of visitors from Britain grew faster placing them the sixth largest in number among foreign visitors to Bali, up from normally the eight largest, Suarsa said here on Saturday.
The largest in number are visitors from Australia, followed by China, Malaysia, Japan and South Korea.
Suarsa said an increase was recorded in the numbers of visitors from all ten main countries of origin.
The numbers of visitors from Australia rose 40.48 percent, from China up 52.27 percent, from Malaysia 29.01 percent, from South Korea 40.79 percent and from Japan 9.15 percent.
Significant growth was also recorded in the number of visitors from other countries including Taiwan, Singapore, Russia and the United States, he said.
Editor: Priyambodo RH
The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia in Dubai has been operating since February 2003. The establishment of the Consulate reflected the increasing of economic ties between two country. Most of Indonesian products in the Middle East market have exported through Dubai and other port of the United Arab Emirtates