Our economic cooperation is developing rapidly. Last year, our two-way trade volume increased by 47%

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Russian Ambassador to Indonesia Lyudmila Vorobieva, on the occasion of the celebration of Russia Day, expressed her appreciation for the growing cooperation between Russia and Indonesia, the volume of bilateral exchanges having increased by 47% last year.

“Our economic cooperation is developing rapidly. Last year, our bilateral trade volume increased by 47%,” the ambassador said in remarks at a virtual Russian National Day celebration here on Sunday. .

Ambassador Vorobieva said that Indonesia is one of the key partners in Southeast Asia. Therefore, Russia has highly valued the existing trust and friendship relations between the two countries.

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“Our bilateral cooperation is being developed in accordance with the agreements reached during the meetings between the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo in Sochi in May 2016 and in Singapore in November 2018,” he said. she declared.

Vorobieva said that Russia is ready to develop cooperation in energy fields, including green and renewable energy, space exploration and transfer of high technologies among many others.

Every year, the Russian Scientific and Cultural Center in Jakarta also receives more than 1,000 applications from Indonesian students to study at Russian higher education institutions.

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In 2021, the Government of the Russian Federation increased the number of annual scholarships for Indonesia by 100.

“To date, more than 700 Indonesian students are studying in our country,” she said.

Finally, Ambassador Lyudmila Vorobieva believes that the partnership between Indonesia and Russia will be stronger and more profitable for the peoples of both nations.

“I am sure that the Russian-Indonesian partnership will further strengthen for the benefit of the peoples of our two countries,” the ambassador said.

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