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Fri, 02/20/2015 - 13:13
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Indonesia-Denmark to Improve People-To-People Contact

Jakarta, Feb 20 (Antara) - Indonesia and Denmark are working to improve people-to-people contact by increasing interaction between the youth delegations to enhance mutual understanding between the two countries. Vice Minister of Indonesian Foreign Affairs A.M. Fachir stated that both countries are enjoying robust bilateral relations, however, Indonesia and Denmark can further enhance their relations through youth delegations. Fachir met Denmark Ambassador to Indonesia Casper Klynge and the winner of #Ambassador1Day essay competition Aufa Ahdan, according to the Ministry's official statement received by Antara here on Friday. "We are living in an era where international actors are not bound by the country's borders. The role of civil society is also increasing in international relationship management," Fachir noted. Thus, Fachir supports the people, particularly the younger generation, to contribute as the delegation of Indonesia-Denmark relations. The vice minister said both countries will celebrate the 65th anniversary of Indonesia-Denmark diplomatic relations in 2015. According to Fachir, there are still potential opportunities to develop economic relations between the two countries. "Both countries can increase cooperation in the trade sector," Fachir stated, adding that Denmark can also increase investment in the maritime and energy sectors in Indonesia. The total value of bilateral trade between Indonesia and Denmark reached US$423.81 million in 2013, an increase of 5 percent as compared to that recorded in 2012.