Indonesia plans to establish direct trade with Zimbabwe so as to strengthen the trade cooperation between the two countries

This was revealed by the Indonesian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mr Dewa Sastrawan when he paid a courtesy call on Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga at his Munhumutapa offices in Harare.

The level of trade between Zimbabwe and Indonesia is very low, a situation which the Indonesian envoy, Mr Dewa Sastrawan said need to be rectified.

“We discussed how we can increase cooperation between our two countries. There is more that the two countries do to optimise trade and establish direct commercial trade,” he said.

Indonesia has the largest economy in Southeast Asia and is one of the emerging market economies of the world.

The country is also a member of G20 and classified as a newly industrialised country.

In May 2011, Indonesia and Zimbabwe signed a memorandum of understanding on the establishment of a joint commission on trade and investment.