Governor General H.E Sir Rodney Williams along with the Honorary Consul to the Republic of Indonesia Paul E.Ryan welcomes Ambassador Tatang Budie Utama Razak and Mrs Marita Tatang Budie Utama Razak to the island of Antigua and Barbuda during their official visit.
In the meeting, which was held at the Government House, Ambassador Tatang Budie Utama Razak conveyed warm greetings from the President of the Republic of Indonesia H.E. Joko Widodo and the people of Indonesia to the Government and people of Antigua and Barbuda. In his reply, H. E Sir Rodney, Williams expressed how delighted he was that both nations can come together to foster peace and mutually beneficial programs.
H.C Ryan further led the visiting delegation to meet the Honorable E P Chet Green, Minister of Foreign Affairs where fruitful talks were shared regarding the Indonesia Latin America and the Caribbean (INA-LAC) Business Forum which is scheduled for October and November later this year and how beneficial the experience will be to local businesses that participate.
INA-LAC Business Forum’s agenda covers Indonesia’s relations with 33 countries in the Latin American region and the Caribbean Islands and focuses primarily on economy, business development and trade relations.
Currenty prospective trade goods between Indonesia and Latin and Caribbean countries vary from biofuel, textile, automobile and spare parts, metal and steel, aluminium, wooden goods, chemical products, paper, jewellery along with numerous other goods. In his dialogue, Minister Green thanked the Republic of Indonesia for their generous donation of learning and recording equipment for the Community Connect Project. A project geared towards empowering the youth and citizens having experienced the impact of Hurricane Irma and Maria.
Prime Minister Hon Gaston Browne who also received a visit spoke about the 2022 G20 Summit scheduled to take place in November this year and highlighted that through this medium Indonesia can come up with ways to end global conflict and bring about world peace and unity among nations.
The Consulate of Indonesia located on Old Parham Road continues to provide services to Indonesians living in Antigua whether it be students, visitors, businesses or professionals. Services are also provided to locals wishing to travel to or is in need of information about the Asian country.