On the sidelines of the 5th Extraordinary Summit of the Organization of Islamic Conference, Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno L.P. on Sunday  (6/3) met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Sierra Leone Samura Kamara.

Samura Kamara-Indonesia

Both leaders discussed efforts to push OKI members to support the independence of Palestine and to resolve the issue of Al-Quds Al-Sharif.

In addition, the two ministers also talked about cooperation in the economic sector by improving relations between businessmen of the two countries.

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“We have cooperation between Garuda Indonesia and Sierra Leone International Airways,” Retno said.

The cooperation is related with the rent of Garuda Indonesia airplanes for charger and hajj transportation in Sierra Leone.

Furthermore, both countries also agreed to promote cooperation in the agricultural industry sector.

“We are thankful for Indonesia’s offers. We also plan to open an embassy in Indonesia,” Kamara said.

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For the record, trade volume between the two countries in 2015 US$24.49 million.

Indonesia’s exports to Sierra Leone include paper, palm oil and its derivative products, soaps, margarine, food materials and canned fish, while Indonesia’s import from Sierra Leone include parts of computers and electric switches.