We are sending our representatives overseas to promote the expo."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has invited 1,200 offshore companies to attend the 2016 Trade Expo Indonesia, an international market exhibition, in Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran, Jakarta.

"We are sending our representatives overseas to promote the expo," said Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi in Jakarta, Wednesday.

She stated that there will be 1,200 potential buyer companies coming from 72 different nations.

She also mentioned that the ministry had invited 669 companies from the Indonesian non-traditional export markets, including South America, the Middle East, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, South and Central Asia, Afghanistan, Palestine, and Fiji.

Aside from attending the event on Oct. 12-16, the companies will also participate in a number of meetings to discuss economic issues, coordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"There will be a number of economy-related trips, including the Economic Field Trip to Bandung; the Indonesia Middle East Update in Gorontalo, North Sulawesi; and the business meeting between Indonesia and Palestine," she revealed.

A total of 15,562 potential buyers from 120 countries have confirmed their attendance at the Trade Expo Indonesia.

The minister is confident that this event will give Indonesia the opportunity to strengthen its diplomatic relations with other countries.

"We strive to further strengthen our economic diplomacy with the existing ministries and offices, as well as the private sector," she said.

(Reported by Sella Panduarsa Gareta/Uu.KR-ARC/INE/KR-BSR/H-YH)

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