Indonesian Foreign Minister, Retno Marsudi, conducted a one-day business visit to Manama, Bahrain on Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
During the visit, she met with Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Bahraini Prime Minister HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Bahraini Crown Prince HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, and Bahraini Chamber of Commerce and Industry Chairperson Sameer Abdulla Ahmed Nass.
"A number of economic cooperation that was discussed at the meetings included the agreement on negotiating investment and the increasing direct contacts among entrepreneurs of the two countries," the ministry said in a press statement released on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.
"Bahrain was even planning to send a trade mission to Indonesia this year," the ministry added.
Indonesia-Bahrain’s diplomatic relations officially began in 1976. According to the data from the Indonesian Ministry of Trade, the total trade values between the two countries reached US$116,613 million in 2018, with an export value of US$46.67 million. In 2017, the total trade values reached US$206,308 million, with an export value of US$47,348 million.