Indonesia’s Ambassador to Kuwait, HE Lena Maryana, said cooperation between her country and Kuwait has not stopped at any moment but is witnessing steady growth in all fields, whether at the bilateral, regional or international levels. She was speaking during a reception at the Regency Hotel to commemorate the 78th anniversary of her country’s Independence Day, in the presence of the Minister of Public Works and the Minister of Electricity, Water and Renewable Energy, Dr. Amani Bouqmaz. The Indonesian envoy added that at the regional level, Kuwait and Indonesia adopt common positions on many issues, and the mutual visits of leaders of the two countries and senior officials reflect the strength of relations between the two friendly countries.
She said this year also witnessed the celebration of the 55th anniversary of the inauguration of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Kuwait, which began on February 28, 1968. This year also marks the 78th anniversary of the establishment of the Indonesian Armed Forces, which fell on October 5, 2023. October 22 marks the anniversary of Santri Day, which symbolizes the students of Islamic law at the Pesantern Boarding School in Indonesia. She stressed that Kuwait is one of the most important trading partners with Indonesia, as Indonesia is working to increase trade exchange with it, which recorded 316 million US dollars in 2022, representing a 150% increase compared to the previous year.
She pointed out that the Indonesian Embassy, in cooperation with the Kuwait Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is scheduled to organize the industrial trade exhibition scheduled to be held in Kuwait on November 14, 2023. Indonesia, she said, also provides a promising investment opportunity in the new capital, Nusantara, which will depend on sustainable development and environmentally friendly technology, who is targeted? To become a global capital by 2045. She said that there are 6,154 Indonesian residents in Kuwait, who consider it their second home, some of whom spent most of their lives in Kuwait, and work in various fields of health, oil and gas, hotels, and industry.
The Indonesian Ambassador confirmed that in response to the instructions of the Kuwaiti Council of Ministers, and in view of her country’s positions in support of the Palestinian cause, it was decided to cancel the concerts held by the embassy as an expression of solidarity with the Palestinian people
Source : Zawya