Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs promoted Indonesia`s strategic industry in Central and South American countries to encourage penetration into non-traditional markets.

This was stated in a press release from the Foreign Ministry received in Jakarta on Tuesday.

The promotional effort was conducted by bringing officials from representatives of friendly countries in Central and South America to visit PT Industri Kereta Api (INKA) in Madiun and PT Barata Indonesia in Gresik, East Java Province.

Representatives from the embassies of Peru, Mexico, Colombia, and Ecuador paid a visit to PT INKA and PT Batara Indonesia.

The group`s visit was received by President Director of PT INKA Budi Noviantoro and President Director of PT Batara Indonesia Silmy Karim.

On the occasion, representatives of South and Central American countries received information through presentations by the two directors and discussions with the leaders of the two state-owned enterprises.

The visit was continued by reviewing the latest high-quality manufacturing and production facilities from PT INKA and PT Batara Indonesia.

Participants from representatives of friendly countries praised the ministry`s efforts to encourage economic and trade cooperation between Indonesia and South and Central American countries, which are potential non-traditional markets for Indonesia.

The participants were pleased to see the quality and production capabilities of PT INKA and PT Batara Indonesia and held direct discussions with the leaders of the company.

Participants noted that the information was quite useful to be submitted to the relevant parties in their respective countries.

Reported by Yuni Arisandy

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