As Indonesian Ambassador to New Zealand, Samoa and Tonga. I have discovered more similarities and ties between Indonesia and the Pacific.
Pacific has long been acknowledged for its natural beauty, enchanting cultures, and friendly people, a world-class tourism destination. The region as a single tourism destination package will open an opportunity to shape Pacific image as the new tourism powerhouse. Geographically located between the Pacific and Indian ocean, Indonesia is a potential hub for products and goods from the Pacific to reach Southeast Asian market, and vice versa.
Indonesian Embassy in Wellington, NZ, presents ‘PACIFIC EXPOSITION 2019’.
Pacific Exposition is a trade, investment, and tourism event, designed to facilitate the South Pacific countries to promote their economic opportunities. This 3-day event is aimed at increasing business opportunities and developing networks for business communities, governments, and tourism authorities in the Pacific. The Exposition is also the first step towards connecting goods and people of the Pacific and Southeast Asia.
Culture helps people understand each other better. Arts festival has been considered as the best way to show and learn different values and experiences, connecting people from the Pacific and Southeast Asia, and capturing the harmony of both regions from a whole new perspective. The Embassy is therefore inviting all participating countries to showcase their cultural heritages in the Pacific Cultural Festival.
I am looking forward to your participation.
Tantowi Yahya Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to New Zealand, Samoa & Tonga