Relations Between Khartoum and Jakarta Began Before More Than Century

Formed Police Unit (FPU) Indonesia in Darfur, Sudan
Formed Police Unit (FPU) Indonesia in Darfur, Sudan

Khartoum, 26 Jumadil Awwal 1437/06 March 2016 (MINA) – The Acting Charge d’ Affaires at Sudan Embassy in Indonesia , Tareq Abdalla Al-Toam underscored firmness of the Sudanese-Indonesian relations and called them distinguished.

In a telephone call with SUNA, Al-Toam said the official relations between the two countries started in 1993 when diplomatic representation was exchanged.

He said that the volume of trade exchange between Sudan and Indonesia is about 200 million dollars and that it could remarkably increase in the coming period due to activities of the Indonesian investors in Sudan, Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) reported, quoting SUNA.

Indonesia state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina and private company Medco Energi International are conducting oil exploration in Sudan.

The Charge d’ Affaires further added that the relations between the two countries began before more than a century when the first Sudanese national arrived in Indonesia and established Islamic schools of which their number reaches 200 schools.

He noted to scholarships provided by Sudan to Indonesian students, referring to distinguished relations between the Sudanese universities and their Indonesian counterparts.  (R07/R01)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)