Indonesia will revive direct air connectivity with key Indian cities by the beginning of next year as part of its effort to increase tourism, trade and people-to-people contact between the two nations, said Indonesia’s consul general Saut Siringoringo.
Given the past links, there is a strong potential for development of two-way tourism between India and Indonesia, said VP Ansari while delivering a lecture at the University of Udayana in Bali.
India-Indonesia relations are centuries old and are forged by Indian Ocean winds blowing across, said VP Hamid Ansari while addressing a public meeting in Jakarta.
Ministry of External Affairs Secretary (East) Anil Wadhwa said India and Indonesia have signed an MoU for cooperation in new and renewable energy sector, which is important because both the nations have committed themselves to reduce carbon emission by 35 and 29 per cent by 2030.
Besides inking two other pacts on the cultural cooperation and AYUSH (Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy), India and Indonesia are all set to exchange letters to formalise a bilateral extradition treaty, said Vice President Hamid Ansari.
India-Indonesia relations have been strained even after the previous Look East Policy but with the new government in both countries..