Jakarta, March 6 (IANS) A three-day “India Show” exposing products and services of some 75 companies of the country began here Tuesday.
Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma inaugurated the show along with his Indonesian counterpart Gita Irawan Wirjawan.
“India and Indonesia share several commonalities, the two countries are growing together and should now work with each other in the area of technology and education in the spirit of partnership,” Sharma said after the inauguration.
The March 6-8 show is being organised jointly by the ministry of commerce and industry, the Indian embassy in Jakarta, the India Brand Equity Foundation and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
Sharma said India was keen to increase economic engagements with Indonesia and boost bilateral trade and investments.
India-Indonesia bilateral trade stood at $16.2 billion in 2010-11.
During the state visit of Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono last year, the two countries had set a target to increase bilateral trade to $25 billion by 2015.
“The India show aims to achieve this target rapidly,” CII said in a statement.