"Other countries have seen they could learn something from Indonesia."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Indonesia shared its experience with common developing countries at a South-South and Third Parties Cooperation Forum (SSTC) here on Wednesday, attended by among others representatives from Palestine and Afghanistan.

"This is part of our South-South and Third Parties cooperation program aimed at sharing our experience with other developing countries. Of course we share the experience only in sectors that we have been good at," the director general of information and public diplomacy of the ministry of foreign affairs, AM Fachir, said.

He said the sectors that we have been good at include agriculture, fishery, micro-financing and infrastructure.

"Other countries have seen they could learn something from Indonesia," he said.

Indonesia is scheduled to give training to several representatives from Afghanistan on April 17-27 to improve capability in infrastructure development.

"Some of our delegations have already gone there and so it is their turn to come here to see how we are improving our capability in infrastructure," he said.

Indonesia has also been committed to training 1000 Palestinians in the next five years to prepare themselves before Palestine becomes a state.

"We have already started it in Amman on April 12-15 involving 20 participants, seven of them are now here for a field trip on micro-finance and to observe how we empower small businesses," he said.

With regard to micro-finance we have been cooperating with Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), he added.

Fachri said efforts to involve local companies were part of ways to increase active participation of the public in the South-South cooperation.

"Companies usually have a Corporate Social Responsibility program covering among others helping build the capacity of communities in surrounding areas. We know they have a training program and therefore we hope they could invite our friends from other countries to participate in it," he said.

From 2000 to 2012 Indonesia has already held more than 700 partnership training cooperation programs in 55 countries, he said.

(Reporting by Gilang Galiartha/H-YH)

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