"The popularity of K-Pop is hoped to inspire the emergence of creativity among youth in Indonesia for them to create and introduce the cultural diversity of Indonesia to other countries," Vice President Ma'ruf Amin said in a statement on the commemoration of a centennial of Koreans arriving in Indonesia.
The love of many Indonesians for K-pop shows that the musical taste of the country has a place in the Indonesia. The Korean wave also carries the influence of Korean culture in Indonesia. Aside from pop music, there is also food, drama, film and fashion.
Apart from the entertainment industry, the VP said that bilateral relations between Indonesia and Korea were also strengthened in the economic, social and cultural sectors. Hence, he hoped the trend can increase cooperation between the two countries, especially in the economic field.
"Young people in various parts of Indonesia are now also starting to get to know K-pop artists and spend time to watch Korean dramas. Indonesian people's interest in Korea has also stimulated the increase of Indonesian tourists to Korea. It is hoped that more Korean tourists will also come to Indonesia," he continued.
With the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Korean citizens in Indonesia, Ma'ruf Amin hopes that the good relationship between the countries can be strengthened and lead to benefits for the people of both countries.
"This good relationship is increasingly beneficial for the citizens of the two countries. The 100 year arrival of Korean citizens in Indonesia is an important moment to further enhance good relations and cooperation between the two countries," he added.
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