Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – Indonesia and Namibia have similarities as countries with potential marine resources, which are the basis to strengthen the bilateral cooperation in the maritime sector, according to an official statement issued by the Indonesian Foreign Ministry on Tuesday.
To explore deeper into the potential, the Indonesian Ambassador to Namibia, Wisnu Edi Pratignyo, made a working visit to Luderitz City at the end of April 2022.
The visit coincided with the Crayfish Festival on April 30, 2022, which was held by the Luderitz City government to celebrate the end of the harvest season for crayfish (a type of lobster) which is one of Luderitz’s flagship products.
Not only did the festival promote the economic potential of the city, particularly trade and investment in the maritime sector, but also tourism potential in the city.
During the visit, Ambassador Wisnu saw several opportunities and developments that could be followed up, such as cooperation in the maritime sector, including the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on maritime cooperation between Indonesia and Namibia.
The MoU won a positive response from Namibia that proposed several inputs to enrich the scope of cooperation in the maritime sector, with the hope of having a positive impact on the development of Luderitz City.
The Luderitz City government held the Crayfish Festival at the Luderitz City pier by displaying processed crayfish, fish, and various other food products as well as non-food products.
Luderitz, located 680 kilometers south of Capital City Windhoek, is a port city with a population of about 20,000 people.
Reporting by Indonesia Window