Jakarta: Indonesia is committed to continuing to improve its economic relations with countries in Latin America.
Earlier this week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held an online meeting to discuss measures to increase Indonesia's status in the Pacific Alliance to an associate member.
The virtual meeting was attended by representatives of the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Finance, to the Investment Coordinating Board.
Indonesian Ambassadors in Pacific Alliance member countries also attended the event.
"Latin America is a potential area for expanding market access for Indonesian products as well as raising support in international organizations," said the Ministry's Director General of America and Europe I Gede Ngurah Swajaya in a press release issued on Thursday.
"One of the efforts to maximize the potential in the region is through increasing Indonesia's membership status in the Pacific Alliance," he stated.
The Pacific Alliance is a regional organization in Latin America which consists of Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico.
Since 2015, Indonesia has been an observer country at the regional organization.