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Czech, Indonesian ministers discuss removing trade barriers

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Jakarta, Feb 25 (CTK) – Indonesian and Czech foreign ministers, Retno Marsudi and Lubomir Zaoralek, discussed bilateral business relations and “removing of trade barriers” in Jakarta on Thursday, Zaoralek said on Twitter.

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo accepted an invitation to the Czech Republic.

“The President of Indonesia…said diplomacy between our two nations works well. Now it is time for trade relations to also start working,” Zaoralek said.

Zaoralek, who is accompanied by a large business delegation, talked with Indonesian representatives about new business opportunities. He said the economic cooperation between the Czech Republic and Indonesia has a great potential.

According to Czech diplomacy, this cooperation might concern the spheres of security and defence.

Marsudi and Zaoralek spoke about the situation in the Middle East.

“Indonesia is trying to reconcile Saudi Arabia and Iran. We support it. Indonesians help stabilise the Middle East,” Zaoralek said on Twitter.

“Indonesia as the largest Muslim country is a good example of moderate Islam and democracy,” he added.

On Saturday, Zaoralek will go from Indonesia to Burma. He will meet Aung San Suu Kyi, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and former dissident who heads the National League for Democracy that won majority in parliament in 2015.

The Czech Chamber of Commerce wrote that Burmese and Indonesian trade partners were interested in cooperation in energy industry, construction, transport infrastructure, agriculture technology, health care, law consulting and banking, among others.

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