06 October 2016, Thursday, 10:24
UFA, 6 October 2016. /Bashinform News Agency, Alexander Smirnov/. On October 5, the Head of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov met with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia in the Russian Federation Mohammad Wahid Supriyadi at the House of the Republic. The sides discussed prospects of cooperation in the industrial, trade, economic, scientific and cultural spheres.
“We have joined this work on establishing relations with the regions of Indonesia at the republican level. The first contacts with the province of West Java are now considered. We should be more active in establishing the relationship between our countries business”, said Rustem Khamitov.
According to the Head of the Republic, the cooperation can be developed in the field of oil production, oil refining, mechanical engineering, mining, and agriculture.
“In addition, we need to establish cultural and humanitarian cooperation. We need to discuss the issues of education, training students from Indonesia in our universities, and vice versa,” Rustem Khamitov said.
Speaking about cooperation in the sphere of industry, the Indonesian Ambassador said that currently negotiations on purchasing eight aircrafts Su-35 were conducted, which engines were assembled in Ufa.
“Also, we would like to purchase helicopters in Russia. In West Java there are a lot of islands, there is a high demand for them,” said Mohammad Wahid Supriyadi.
The Indonesian Ambassador also said that during his visit to Ufa State Petroleum Technological University, a possibility of cooperation with the Technical University in Bandung, West Java's capital was discussed.
“We can start cooperation with signing of an agreement between the chambers of commerce of our regions. Then we can proceed to education, to collaborate in this sphere. And in the future we can enter into an agreement between the two regions. This issue will be discussed with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow”, said Mohammad Wahid Supriyadi. “As a result of our meeting, we will prepare an official letter addressed to the Governor of West Java. We will indicate those interesting aspects in it, on which we can establish friendly ties.”
The volume of foreign trade turnover of Bashkortostan with Indonesia amounted to US $ 1.5 million in 2015, with the bulk of this amount accounted for exports.
Among the exported products from Bashkortostan there is synthetic rubber, crude sulfur, turbojet engines and monophenols. The main import positions are leather products, hardware, garments and other products.