Indonesia, Azerbaijan to cooperate in halal tourism

By Laman Ismayilova

Indonesia and Azerbaijan have agreed to increase cooperation in
the trade and halal tourism industry, Azernews reports citing
Antaranews.

The Indonesian Foreign Ministry made the statement following a
meeting between Indonesian Vice President Ma’ruf Amin and
Azerbaijani Ambassador to Indonesia Jalal Mriyazev.

Speaking about the meeting, the ministry’s director of South and
Central Asia Jatmiko Prasetyo said that the sides mutually agreed
on an increase in trade and partnership in the halal tourism
industry.

“I think one aspect that Ambassador Jalal and Mr. Vice-President
mutually agreed upon was an increase in trade as well as
cooperation in the halal tourism industry, and, of course, halal
products from Indonesia could enter Azerbaijan,” said the
ministry’s Director of South and Central Asia Jatmiko Prasetyo.

He pointed out that discussions at the meeting covered the
bilateral relations between the two countries.

Azerbaijani Ambassador to Indonesia Jalal Mriyazev expressed his
gratitude to the Indonesian Vice-President for the country’s
support in international forums and in the framework of bilateral
ties.

“Specifically, Ambassador Jalal also spoke about thirty years of
diplomatic relations, which will be celebrated in 2022, and
conveyed a request to be a momentum for the two countries to
further enhance bilateral relations, especially through the
exchange of visits and improvement of bilateral mechanisms,” said
Mriyazev.

Indonesian Vice President Ma’ruf Amin expressed his hope that
the Azerbaijani ambassador would fully cooperate to increase trade
in non-oil and gas products between Indonesia and Azerbaijan so
that the national trade balance could be more balanced, and the
trading system would be higher in the future.

Notably, Azerbaijan and Indonesia have built strong diplomatic
relations.

Indonesia recognized the Azerbaijani independence on December
28, 1991, and diplomatic relations between the two countries were
established on September 24, 1992.

The two countries actively cooperate in international
organizations and always support each other in UN, OIC, NAM, and
other international organizations.

Both countries recognize and support their territorial integrity
and sovereignty within their internationally recognized borders.
Around 12 documents were signed between the two countries.

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