New York, USA: Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi met with Permanent Representative of Gabon on the sidelines of the UNSC Open Debate on Peacekeeping Mission, New York, USA (3/27).
Both noted that the economic cooperation between Indonesia and Gabon has doubled in 2017 compared to that in 2016.
Foreign Minister Retno revealed the progress of cooperation among businessmen. It is noted that Indonesian State-owned Enterprise - PERTAMINA has formed a partnership with Gabon.
"To further enhance economic cooperation with African countries, Indonesia will host Indonesia-Africa Forum in April 2018," said Foreign Minister Retno.
Gabon welcomed Indonesia's concrete commitment to strengthening cooperation with African countries.
Like other African countries, Gabon also appreciated Indonesia's immense contribution to maintaining peace and security especially through the role of the Indonesian peacekeeping forces in various UN peacekeeping missions in Africa. (Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs).