Indonesia–Namibia relations was officially established in 1991. However, the relations has started earlier. Since Asian-African Conference in 1955, Indonesia was an active promoter of decolonization of Asian and African nations, and was working together with SWAPO in the UN forum to support Namibia's independence. Today, Indonesia and Namibia are keen to increase their economic and trade relations. Indonesia has an embassy in Windhoek, while Namibian embassy in Kuala Lumpur is also accredited to Indonesia.
Both countries has been working together in various sectors, especially in agriculture, technical assistance and education. Namibia has been actively participating in various training programmes and scholarships in Indonesia, including micro-finance, aquaculture and agriculture. On higher learning program, the University of Namibia (UNAM) and the University of Gadjah Mada (UGM) has agreed to invite several senior academicians from UGM to work for UNAM to help develop newly established faculties.
Trade and investment
The bilateral trade volume between Indonesia and Namibia reached US$26.25 million in 2008, a 145% increase compared to 2007 that only reached US$10.70 million. Indonesian exports to Namibia includes soap, detergent, lubricants, lamps and cosmetics.
- Toary Worang (August 10, 2012). "Namibia: Indonesia - Namibia - Growing Together". AllAfrica.com. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
- "Pertemuan Sidang Pertama Komisi Bersama RI-Namibia" (in Indonesian). Tabloid Diplomasi. August 20, 2009. Archived from the original on April 12, 2014. Retrieved May 2, 2014.