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Indonesia to help train Seychellois in small-scale enterprises, craftmanship

Diplomacy |Author: Salifa Magnan and Betymie Bonnelame | January 11, 2017, Wednesday @ 10:48| 846 views

Soehardjono Sastromihardjo - newly accredited Indonesian Ambassador to Seychelles. (Jude Morel, Seychelles News Agency)

(Seychelles News Agency) - Indonesia will offer Seychelles training in craftsmanship and small-scale enterprises, said the newly accredited Indonesian ambassador to Seychelles.

Ambassador Soehardjono Sastromihardjo spoke after he presented his credentials to Seychelles’ President Danny Faure at State House on Tuesday

“Indonesia can offer its expertise in small-scale industries and handicraft which is a potential area [of cooperation], ”said Sastromihardjo.

The new ambassador told journalists that Indonesia's embassy intends to “invite candidates from the Seychelles to attend training to acquire handicraft skills in Indonesia soon”.

Sastromihardjo said there are still other areas for cooperation to be explored between Seychelles and Indonesia.

“A lot of opportunity is still open for both countries. I also mentioned to the president that we should further enhance our cooperation in several areas, not only in trade and in tourism,” said Sastromihardjo.

Indonesian Ambassador Soehardjono Sastromihardjo has invited President Danny Faure to the Indian Ocean Rim meeting in March. (Jude Morel, Seychelles News Agency) Photo License: CC-BY

Seychelles and Indonesia have maintained bilateral relations for more than three decades.

In his discussion with President Faure, Sastromihardjo requested the support of the Seychelles’ government for his country’s candidacy for a non-permanent membership of the United Nation’s Security Council for the period of 2019-2020.

Sastromihardjo also extended an invitation to Faure to attend the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) summit meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia that will be held on March 7.

The new ambassador will be based in Nairobi Kenya.


Tags: Indonesia, Danny Faure, Danny Faure, United Nation's Security Council, Indian Ocean Rim Association

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