22 Aug 2002

Indonesia to open embassy in Suva

10:34 am on 22 August 2002

Indonesia will open an embassy in Suva today to boost trade and economic relations with Fiji and other South Pacific countries.

Indonesia's vice foreign minister, Dr Makarim Wibisono, who is in Fiji for the post-Forum dialogue, says apart from food products that Fiji imports from Indonesia, they hope to provide training and technical assistance.

Until now, Indonesia's affairs in Fiji were handled by its embassy in Wellington