Jakarta: A number of Indonesian lawmakers attended the Pacific Exposition 2019 in Auckland, New Zealand this week.
The delegation consists of Fahri Hamzah, Fadli Zon, Agus Hermanto, Nurhayati Assegaf, Reni Marlinawati and Teguh Juwarno.
"This is an important event," Fahri said in a written statement released on Friday.
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"This event will give a positive impact to Indonesia," Fahri noted.
Held from July 11 until July 14, this year's Pacific Exposition was officially opened by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and her Pacific counterparts on Friday.
Organized in collaboration between Indonesia, Australia, and New Zealand, the series of events aims to accelerate the improvement of regional cooperation in the economic, tourism and cultural sectors.
Besides the three countries, the other participatants are Cook Islands, Micronesia, Fiji, French Polinesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu
The Pacific Exposition includes a range of events from the Tourism Forum (11 July), the Business and Investment Forum (12 July), the Pacific Cultural Forum (13 July), and the Pacific Arts and Cultural Festival (12-14 July), and will be concluded with the Sound of the Pacific concert (13-14 July).
At the Pacific Tourism Forum, hundreds of business players from a number of sectors such as infrastructure, communications, and tour operators gathered to discuss a collaborative networkon theestablishment of One Pacific Destinationm framework for the Pacific region.
More than 100 companies will participate at the Pacific Business and Investment Forum to take advantage of the regional economic potentials worth US$ 2.6 trillion in GDP, in addition to its 300 million inhabitants.
Meanwhile, at the Pacific Cultural Forum, Indonesia will invite the Pacific countries and territories to work together to preserve cultural heritages and globally promote the Pacific identity.