​Indonesia is a country with more than 17,000 islands, 300 languages and unparalleled cultural diversity, said the Indonesian Ambassador in Lima, Marina Estella Anwar Bey when meeting with several travel agencies in Santa Cruz Bolivia. This meeting is one of a series of activities by the Indonesian Ambassador in Lima during a working visit to Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

The Travel Bureau who attended the meeting looked enthusiastic when listening to the tourism promotion delivered by the Indonesian Ambassador. One of the representatives of the Travel Bureau, Olympus Travel Corporation, revealed that currently they are offering travel to Indonesia in collaboration with a Travel Bureau in Spain, in the future they hope that the Indonesian Embassy in Lima can connect them with a Travel Bureau in Indonesia so that they do not need to go through a third party located in Spain.

General Manager of Arco Iris Tours, Pedro Jesus Claure Hidalgo, said that tourism promotion in Santa Cruz should be accompanied by promotion of trade opportunities in Indonesia. This is due to the characteristics of tourists from Santa Cruz who visit other countries with the main purpose of doing business.

In addition to meeting with the Travel Bureau in Santa Cruz, the Indonesian Ambassador also visited the oldest University in Santa Cruz Universidad Autonoma Gabriel Rene Moreno (UAGRM) to promote educational cooperation. “There are several scholarships that can be used by UAGRM students, namely the Darmasiswa scholarship and the KNB scholarship,” said the Indonesian Ambassador in Lima when he met the Head of National and International Cooperation of UAGRM along with several leaders of the UAGRM Faculty. The Ambassador also said that cooperation in the exchange of lecturers and students could be explored between UAGRM and universities in Indonesia.

Representatives from UAGRM were interested in the scholarships promoted by the Indonesian Ambassador and inquired about the technical registration and targeting of participants for these scholarships.

A meeting like this is very good for promoting cultural exchange between Indonesia and Bolivia, said a representative from UAGRM. Representatives from UAGRM hope to establish cooperation with universities in Indonesia soon.

In addition to scholarships from the Indonesian government, the Indonesian Ambassador also hopes that UAGRM representatives can promote the Indonesian Language Class for Foreign Speakers (BIPA) which is routinely held by the Indonesian Embassy in Lima. In early October, the Second Semester BIPA class will be held, and we hope that there will be UAGRM students participating in the BIPA class, concluded the Indonesian Ambassador in Lima.

Source : Indonesian Embassy in Lima

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