Azerbaijan–Indonesia relations

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Azerbaijan-Indonesia relations
Map indicating locations of Azerbaijan and Indonesia

Azerbaijan

Indonesia

Azerbaijan–Indonesia relations was officially established in 1992.[1] Azerbaijan appreciates Indonesia's support in international forums on Azerbaijan position regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.[2] Azerbaijan has an embassy in Jakarta while Indonesia has an embassy in Baku. Both nations are the member of Organization of Islamic Cooperation and Non Aligned Movement.

History[edit]

After the dissolution of Soviet Union, Indonesia recognized the independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan on December 28, 1991. Almost a year later the diplomatic relations between the two countries were officially established on September 24, 1992. On February 12, 2006, the embassy of Azerbaijan was established Jakarta, it was the first Azerbaijan embassy in Southeast Asia.[1] Indonesia reciprocated in December 2, 2010 by opening their embassy in Baku.[3]

Economy and trade[edit]

The trade between Azerbaijan and Indonesia is mostly related to the energy sector, as Azerbaijan emerged as the second biggest supplier of crude oil to Indonesia in 2011 after Saudi Arabia. The bilateral trade between Azerbaijan and Indonesia reached US$101.10 million in 2007 and increased to US$1.76 billion in 2011.[4] The trade balance is heavily in favour to Azerbaijan, as the trade volume mainly dominated by Indonesian imports for Azerbaijan's oil.

Culture[edit]

In 2010 the Azerbaijan University of Languages (AUL) established the Center of Indonesian Studies. This institution promotes the understanding and study on Indonesian language and culture for Azerbaijani students. On April 2012, the Center of Indonesian Studies of AUL in cooperation with Indonesian Embassy in Baku had a batik workshop and exhibition, featuring Javanese batik designer from Yogyakarta as the key speaker. This event was meant to promote the cultural exchange between two countries.[5]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Azerbaijan-Indonesia Relations". Azerbaijan Embassy in Jakarta. Retrieved May 7, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Azerbaijan, Indonesia discuss bilateral relations". Azer News. November 11, 2013. Retrieved May 7, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Azerbaijan-Indonesia Relations". Azerbaijan Embassy in Jakarta. Retrieved May 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ Veeramalla Anjaiah (May 28, 2012). "Azerbaijan wants to invest in RI: Envoy". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved May 7, 2014. 
  5. ^ Ruslan Burhani (April 17, 2012). "Pusat Studi Indonesia diminati mahasiswa Azerbaijan" (in Indonesian). Antara News. Retrieved May 7, 2014.