Jakarta (VNA) – The Vietnam embassy in Indonesia, in collaboration with the Indonesia-Vietnam Friendship Association, hosted a webinar on health, economic and tourism cooperation and policy recommendations for the two countries amid the COVID-19 pandemic on November 8.
Indonesian Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno, Governor of Bali Province Wayan Koster, Indonesian Ambassador to Vietnam Denny Abdi, First Executive Secretary of the Indonesian Committee for COVID-19 Response and Economic Recovery National Raden Pardede, Deputy Director were present at the event. General of the Vietnam National Tourism Administration Ha Van Sieu, and President of the Indonesia – Vietnam Friendship Association Budiarsa Sastrawinata, as well as nearly 150 delegates from the ministries, sectors and companies of the two countries.
Vietnamese Ambassador to Indonesia Pham Vinh Quang said Vietnam and Indonesia are emerging from recent waves of COVID-19[female[feminine epidemics, pursuing a life strategy with COVID-19 and focusing on accelerating post-pandemic economic recovery.
At the 38th and 39th ASEAN Summits in late October, Vietnam, Indonesia and other ASEAN members endorsed the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework (ACRF) to guide a common strategy to overcome the pandemic.
In this context, the Vietnamese diplomat proposed that the two countries step up their cooperation in the fight against the pandemic, improve the medical capacities and social well-being of the community and prepare for future challenges.
For his part, Indonesian Ambassador to Vietnam Denny Abdi reaffirmed that the two countries are strong partners in the fields of economy and development. Vietnam is Indonesia’s fourth largest economic partner in ASEAN and its ninth largest export market. The two countries currently represent around 60 percent of ASEAN’s population and 45 percent of ASEAN’s total GDP.
The two countries still have a strong potential for cooperation, particularly in the fields of fisheries, high technologies and the digital economy.
Minister Sandiaga Uno proposed that the tourism industry take strategic directions and innovate quickly to adapt to uncertain, complex and unclear changes such as./.