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Source: Republic of Colombia

Bogotá D.C. (Aug. 5/20). In a virtual meeting between the Chancellor, Claudia Blum; and the Indonesian Foreign Minister, Retno Marsudi, signed the visa waiver agreement for ordinary passport holders and the Memorandum of Understanding on political consultations.

Thanks to this agreement, citizens of both countries will be able to enter the territory of the other without a visa, subject to the regulations of each State. Indonesia allows a stay for 30 days.

“It is worth highlighting the potential of Colombia as an ‘Hub’ for investments for Indonesia in Latin America, which will be stimulated by the Visa Waiver Agreement that we signed today and that will help us improve tourism and people-to-people contacts. I hope that we will see future trade missions between Indonesian and Colombian companies, ”said Chancellor Claudia Blum.

Likewise, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia noted that, with the establishment of the political consultation mechanism, periodic meetings may be held in both countries in order to review the bilateral relationship.

In addition to discussing key points on the agenda between the two countries (such as trade and cooperation issues), Chancellor Claudia Blum referred to issues of a multilateral and regional nature.

Likewise, he reiterated Colombia’s interest in becoming part of APEC and concluding the process of accession to the ASEAN Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation. During the meeting, the Minister of Indonesia expressed that her country supports the early entry of Colombia to said instrument.

The Chancellor also noted that, during the Pro Tempore presidency of the Pacific Alliance that Colombia will have from December 2020, efforts will be joined to negotiate a new work plan with ASEAN and explore new ways to continue working with observer States. and with Indonesia. In this regard, the Minister of Indonesia assured that her country will support Colombia’s early entry into that association.

It is worth noting that Indonesia chairs the United Nations Security Council during the month of August. This year, Indonesia and Colombia celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations. To commemorate them, the joint logo and postal stamp will be launched, as well as a book with the most significant milestones in the bilateral relationship.

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