INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR IKBAL VISITED ATO PRESIDENT BARAN

ATO PRESIDENT BARAN: "TURKEY WILL WE DO WHAT WE CAN TO INCREASE TRADE VOLUME WITH INDONESIA TO 10 BILLION DOLLARS"

 

INDONESIAN AMBASSADOR IKBAL: "TURKEY IS AN IMPORTANT PARTNER FOR US IN DEFENSE INDUSTRY

 

IKBAL: "TURKISH CONTRACTORS COULD BUILD OUR NEW CAPITAL CITY"

 

October 17 th, 2019- Ankara Chamber of Commerce (ATO) President Gürsel Baran stated that current trade volume between Turkey and Indonesia is around $ 1.6 billion however it should raise to 10 billion USD as soon as possible. "We would do whatever necessary as ATO to reach this goal Indonesia"

 

Indonesian Ambassador Lalu Muhammad Ikbal visited President of Ankara Chamber of Commerce (ATO) Gürsel Baran in his office. ATO President Baran provided information about Turkey's and Ankara's economic potential. Baran also explained that they will work to increase the trade volume of the two countries. Baran shared Ankara's development in the defense industry and its joint work with Indonesia. "Total population of Turkey and Indonesia consists of 350 million people however the trade volume is not as high as it should be. We would do whatever necessary as ATO to reach 10 billion USD" Baran said"

 

Indonesian Ambassador Lalu Muhammad Ikbal stated that he had been appointed three months ago and added that he would like to develop economic, political and social relations between the two countries. İkbal also said, "Our potential is high and our hearts are close to each other" 

 

Ambassador Ikbal emphasized on the cooperation between Turkey and Indonesia in the defense industry especially on drone and submarines stating that they are in close contact with Bayraktar and TAI. Ikbal, also said that "we see Turkey as an important partner, also a country which is open to the transfer technology. Cooperation in the defense industry opens up multiple opportunities to the road. One of them is the increase in foreign trade".

 

"TURKISH CONTRACTORS SHOULD BUILD OUR NEW CAPITAL CITY" 

 

Ambassador mentioned that the Indonesian Government decided to move the capital to another location and opened an international call to build the new capital.  "We know the international success of Turkish contractors. Turks are the second in the world in the construction industry after China. We want Turkish contractors to build our new capital, " Mr. Ikbal said.

 

"PROPOSAL OF COOPERATION IN SOLID FURNITURE PRODUCTION"

  

Ambassador Ikbal explained that that he studied furniture production when he had been appointed as the ??Ambassador to Turkey. İkbal said that 80 percent of the solid wood furniture produced by Indonesia is being exported to the USA. "Let's work on the cooperation with Ankara in massive furniture production" Ikbal said.

 

During the visit of the Ambassador, ATO President Baran and Ambassador Ikbal were accompanied by  Indonesian Embassy Head of Economic Affairs Mr. Radan Hikmat Moeljawan, ATO Vice President Mr. Temel Aktay, ATO Board Members Mr. Halil İlik and Mr. Nuh Acar