"Fifteen African and Asian countries are taking part in the training programmes that are part of the South-South cooperation framework," Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Sharif C. Sutardjo said in a press statement here on Monday.
The International Training Programme on Fisheries Processing Product for Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Countries/Members is being held during May 7-17, 2012, at the Sidoarjo Fishery Academy in East Java.
The participants include eight people from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, and five from Indonesia.
"The international training programmes reflect Indonesia`s commitment - in bilateral, regional, and multilateral fora - to providing technical cooperation programmes for Asian, Pacific, African, and Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) member countries," Sharif stated.
The training programmes are organized by the maritime affairs and fisheries ministry in cooperation with the foreign affairs ministry.