Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesian Ambassador to Bulgaria, Albania and North Macedonia Iwan Bogananta and Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama agreed to strengthen cooperation between Indonesia and Albania in the fields of trade, tourism and investment.
Ambassador Bogananta’s meeting with Prime Minister Rama took place on Monday, September 26 at the Albanian Prime Minister’s office in Tirana, according to a statement from the Indonesian Embassy in Sofia received in Jakarta on Wednesday.
Increasing cooperation with Albania will also encourage cooperation between Indonesia and countries in the Balkan region, the Indonesian Embassy in Sofia said.
During the meeting, Ambassador Bogananta conveyed several important agendas, including the development of bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and Albania, especially in the fields of trade, tourism and investment.
“We are proud to announce that there will be a plan to sign an investment (agreement) in the renewable energy or green energy sector by an Indonesian company in Tirana, Albania,” said the ambassador.
According to Ambassador Bogananta, the investment is outbound and made by Indonesian companies, with the aim of opening new spaces and opportunities for the Indonesian market in the Balkans and as a form of support for the country’s economic development.
“We are sure that this investment will bring a lot of resources to the country, both material and human,” he said.
On this occasion, Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama welcomed and thanked Ambassador Iwan’s visit and Indonesia’s trust in Albania.
“Albania will continue to support bilateral cooperation projects with Indonesia in the future, especially in the trade, tourism and investment sectors,” he said.
Albania is a country of 2.7 million people, 56 percent of whom are Muslim.
Albania has the potential to become a center of trade activities for Indonesian products entering the territory of the Balkan countries.
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