Indonesian Embassy Holds Annual Iftar
Khartoum -- The Indonesian embassy yesterday hosted its annual iftar “breaking of fast”. Participants in the iftar included Ambassador Hassan Jad Kareem, the head of Sudanese –Indonesian Friendship Association, a number of businessmen, journalists, the family of Sheikh Sokorto, the wife of the ambassador and the embassy staff.
Indonesia’s plenipotentiary ambassador to Sudan underscored the importance of developing relations between tee two countries, especially in political, economic, cultural and social fields. The ambassador announced that the embassy has embarked on constructing premises for the Sudanese-Indonesian Friendship Society in Khartoum to boost relations and commercial exchange. He said that the embassy seeks to promote Indonesian products, high quality and reasonable prices compared with others, in Sudan, and promoting Sudanese goods such as gum Arabic, cotton and leather in Indonesia. Indonesia imports more than one million barrel from Sudan’s oil, according to the ambassador.
There are more than 250 Indonesian international students studding in Sudan compared to only 15 Sudanese students in Indonesia, said the ambassador, calling for necessity to exchange expertise between the two nations and to increase number of students.
For his part, the head of friendship society, Hassan Jad Kareem called for benefiting from experience between the two countries as the two peoples share some culture and have many things in common.
By Shadia Basheri, 08/08/2012