Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian inter-parliamentary cooperation bureau (BKSAP) will visit Cuba in May 21 to pave way for improving collaboration between the two countries, mainly in health, agriculture, as well as energy and natural resources sectors.

"Apart from maintaining relationship with the Cuban parliament, we are scheduled to meet with the countrys three ministries, including agriculture, natural resources, and health, as well as the Indonesian Embassy in Havana," the House of Representatives bureau member Mohamad Toha informed ANTARA in Jakarta, Tuesday.

Toha who was interviewed after he attended a cultural event organized by the Cuban Embassy stated the bureau would also visit a prominent small healthcare unit in the country.

"The parliament members will pave the way for establishing cooperation, while the technical regulation will be set by the ministries concerned," Toha explained.

He further revealed that some representatives from Indonesian health, agriculture, as well as energy and natural resources ministries, would join the bureaus three days official visit to Cuba.

"The ministrys representatives have a role to execute in the two countries upcoming agreements in several sectors, such as the economic, social and cultural, and tourism sector," Toha reiterated, while adding his bureau would highlight some joint projects, including a collaboration in developing the medicine sector.

Moreover, a plan to take along the Indonesian businessmen and investors to Cuba has been considered earlier.

"However, I am yet to get the details," Toha remarked, adding the bureaus second upcoming visit to Cuba was aimed at following up on some commitments that had been made last year.

"We want to continue discussing some agreements which were set earlier during the bureaus first visit to Cuba last year," he affirmed.

During a similar occasion, in her opening remark, the Cuban ambassador to Indonesia Nirsia Castro Guevara invited Indonesian businessmen to invest in her country.

"Investors will receive several advantages, including established infrastructure, such as ports, roads, and communication systems; stable and transparent legal and political frameworks; a secure business climate; as well as highly qualified workforce," Nirsia emphasized.

Following the ambassadors speech, todays event also featured a music video screening on tourism and a dance performance.(*)

Editor: Heru Purwanto
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