Jakarta: Indonesian Permanent Representative to the UN Dian Triansyah Djani and Barbadian Permnanent Representative to the UN Elizabeth Thompson has officially signed a joint communique on the establisment of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Barbados.
The signing ceremony was held at the Office of the Indonesian Permanent Mission to the UN in New York on Wednesday.
According to a press statement released on Thursday, both countries agreed to strengthen cooperation in various potential sectors, including tourism and education.
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"The establisment of diplomatic ties will strengthen bilateral relations between the two countries in a wide range of fields inculding politics, economy, trade, cultural affairs and people-to-people contacts," Ambassador Djani said.
"Tourism and education are the sectors that have the most potential," the ambassador noted.
Barbados has also been invited to join the upcoming Archipelagic Islands States (AIS) Ministerial Meeting and AIS Startup and Business Summit. The event reportedly will be held in Manado, North Sulawesi from October 30 until November 1.
Barbados is an island country in the Carribean region. It is one of the member states of the Carribean Community (Caricom).
Indonesia won 144 votes out of 193 member states in last year's UN Securty Council election. It previously joined the body in 1973-1974, 1995-1996, and 2007-2008.
As a member of the UN Security Council , Indonesia is committed to maintain international peace and security. Among the 15 members of the UN Security Council for the period 2019-2020, Indonesia is one of the largest contributors to the UN Security Mission.