Caracas, 17 August 2022 (TDI): The Venezuelan Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for Asia, the Middle East, and Oceania, Capaya Rodríguez, called on the Ambassador of Indonesia to Venezuela, Imam Edy Mulyono.

The Minister discussed her recent official visit to the Asian country. Both dignitaries aimed to strengthen commercial ties between Venezuela and Indonesia.

Remarks of Venezuelan Minister

During the meeting, the Venezuelan diplomat recalled that during the meeting, Venezuela’s priority and interest in signing the Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC) were emphasized.

She remarked that it is a fundamental step in the process of rapprochement that the Venezuelan Government is developing towards the Association of Nations of Southeast Asia (ASEAN).

Likewise, she pointed out the main issues discussed in the city of Jakarta with the high-ranking Indonesian authorities during her recent visit.

Rodríguez highlighted the possibility of aggravating bilateral cooperation on hydrocarbons, especially through agreements involving the state-owned Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) and the state-owned oil company Indonesian Pertamina.

Further, the Minister emphasized effectively exchanging expertise between the two national companies in the energy sector. Vice Minister Rodríguez stated that Venezuela is also looking forward to cooperation with Indonesia in other fields, such as education, culture, and trade.

Additionally, the minister pointed out that the Indonesian Business Forum – Latin America and the Caribbean (INA-LAC) will raise the possibility of strengthening bilateral ties.

Remarks of Indonesian Ambassador

Ambassador Mulyono felicitated the Venezuelan diplomat for her successful tour of Asia, particularly for her fruitful official visit to Indonesia.

The Ambassador highlighted that Indonesia considers Venezuela a collaborator with many odds for developing a propitious exchange for both countries.

In addition, Mulyono pointed out the need to cover the internal demand for meat commodities, which must meet the requirements organized by Halal constraints. Likewise, he highlighted the requirement for health products, footwear, and the oils used to make numerous magnificence products.

In the end, the Ambassador stressed that the proposed bilateral statutes must produce successful outcomes, a motive that both governments must diligently pursue.

Bilateral Relations between Venezuela and Indonesia

Indonesia and Venezuela have friendly bilateral ties, established in 1959.

Both nations enjoy trade and investment, especially in tourism, technology, chemicals, and natural gas.

Venezuela and Indonesia are members of multilateral organizations such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), Non-Aligned Movement, and Forum of East Asia-Latin America Cooperation and support each other candidacy in multilateral forums.