MINSK, 22 March (BelTA) – Chairman of the International Affairs and National Security Commission of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Sergei Rachkov met with Vice Speaker of the Chamber of Representatives of Indonesia Rachmat Gobel within the framework of the 144th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union on 21 March, the press service of the upper chamber of the Belarusian parliament told BelTA.
Sergei Rachkov and Rachmat Gobel discussed a broad range of matters on the Belarusian-Indonesian agenda while focusing on advancing bilateral economic cooperation.
Progress was reviewed in implementing the agreements reached during Rachmat Gobel's visit to Belarus in October 2021, including trips to Belaruskali, MTZ, and other companies. Close attention was paid to the possibility of Indonesian MPs' support for trade and economic cooperation projects, manufacturing cooperation prospects in agriculture, production sector, education, and IT industry. The importance of economic results of cooperation was stressed.
Rachmat Gobel mentioned the intention to send a parliamentary delegation to Belarus in order to expand cooperation in the area of culture and grassroots democracy.
Sergei Rachkov backed Indonesia's readiness to open a diplomatic or trade mission in Minsk. It would contribute to the intensification and development of business contacts and ties.
Chairman of the International Affairs Commission of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Andrei Savinykh and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belarus to Indonesia Valery Kolesnik were also present during the meeting.