Indonesia keen to invest in Zimbabwe

By Fungai Jachi

Indonesia is keen to boost its economic ties with Zimbabwe, with priority set to be given to the agriculture, tourism and textile industries.

This came out when Indonesian Ambassador to Zimbabwe, His Excellency Dewa Juniarta Sastrawan paid a courtesy call on the Speaker of the National Assembly, Advocate Jacob Mudenda this Tuesday, with the two discussing various areas of possible cooperation.

Emerging from the meeting, the Indonesian top envoy to Zimbabwe expressed his country’s willingness to invest in various sectors that include textile and assisting in the development of clean energy.

“We are interested in strengthening our bilateral relations and we want to make sure we invest in tobacco and cotton because they are of high demand in Indonesia. Also, we want to invest in solar energy because there is need to invest in clean energy,” the Indonesian envoy said.

His country is also eager to explore opportunities in the tourism industry.

“Tourism is another important area we would like to explore as the exchange of cultures is important.”

The Indonesian envoy also presented a letter of invitation to Advocate Mudenda for a parliamentary exchange programme with his country.