KARACHI - The Indonesian Consul-General Rossalis R. Adenan has emphasised that Indonesia and Pakistan are brotherly countries that have been enjoying excellent and long-standing relations having been transformed into a multi-facet and mutually rewarding partnership encompassing all field of interests.

Indonesian Consul-General visited KCCI and met President of KCCI Muhammad Haroon Agar who accompanied by other managing Committee members of KCCI. While exchanging views, he mentioned what the Indonesian Consulate General in Karachi has been carrying out in promoting bilateral economic, trade, social and cultural cooperation, including organising Indonesian Products Solo Exhibition and Cultural Performance in Karachi and other cities in Sindh. He reiterated the fact that Pakistan and Indonesia have some similarities and huge potentials, not only in economic and trade but also in socio-culture. Indonesia’s economy has proven resilient to the global slowdown as it is driven by soaring investment and strong domestic consumption by its population of 240m. 

Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) will bring closure the business communities of both countries and will give a strong boost to the bilateral trade ties.  Pak Indonesia bilateral trade could escalate up to $2b in coming years from the trade volume in year 2011 stood to around $1.2b. Indonesia would be able to increase its export of crude palm oil to Pakistan whereas Pakistan can export to Indonesia its value added textiles, carpets, fabrics, leather and export goods, chemicals  and surgical.

He also enlightened Consul General about the key role of Karachi Chamber in the socio-economic development of Pakistan and informed about the aims of KCCI to develop regional trade.