JAKARTA, 4th November, 2015 (WAM) — The Government of Indonesia, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is to undertake several capacity building initiatives to strengthen development cooperation among the countries in Asia and Africa, Indonesian News Agency, ANTARA, has reported.

“Capacity building initiatives are aimed at strengthening Asia-Africa development cooperation, and cooperation on other fronts,” Foreign Affairs Ministry Director for Intra-Regional Cooperation of Asia Pacific and Africa, Benyamin Carnadi, remarked on Tuesday.

According to Carnadi, capacity building initiatives are part of a series of such activities being undertaken by various countries in Asia and Africa in view of the 60th anniversary of the Asian-African Conference and the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership. Foreign Affairs Minister, Retno LP Marsudi, will open the activities on November 11th.

Carnadi said that capacity building will encompass four areas: aquaculture and fisheries, entrepreneurship, automotive engineering and tourism.

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