Indonesian envoy for greater trade KARACHI: Indonesia is eager to provide maximum facilities to Pakistani businessmen for investment and to increase bilateral trade, according to a statement by Consul General of Indonesia Hadi Santoso during his visit on Tuesday to Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI).
He further said that the trade volume between Pakistan and Indonesia has increased by over 300 per cent in the last five years and steps are being taken to further increase this volume. The volume of bilateral trade in 2010 was $700 million and has boosted to $2.3 billion in 2016.
He added that his country has exemplary diplomatic and political ties with Pakistan.
The Indonesian envoy lauded the FPCCI for their significant role in promoting bilateral trade relations between the two countries.
He said Indonesia also aspired to fortify cooperation with Pakistan in the sectors of tourism, education, culture and science and technology.
Senior vice president FPCCI Sheikh Khalid Tawab said that FPCCI wants to see higher volume of trade between Pakistan and Indonesia for which it was ready to play its due role by exchanging trade delegations and holding trade fairs.