Indonesia Boosts Economic Diplomacy amid Pandemic
Indonesia continues to strengthen its economic diplomacy to support the country’s recovery efforts in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
JAKARTA, KOMPAS — In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Indonesian diplomats abroad are working hand in hand with representatives of the Trade Ministry to improve the country’s trade performance. This diplomatic effort is intended to support the recovery of the national economy hit by the pandemic.
As the result of the pandemic, many countries have become more protective and have tended to prioritize their domestic interests, causing a slowdown in global trade growth. In the second year of the pandemic, a number of countries have the potential to recover more quickly, and they will give Indonesia an opportunity to further boost its exports.