BILATERAL RELATIONS

Azerbaijan-Indonesia relations

On September 28, 1991 the Republic of Indonesia recognized the independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan.  

On September 24, 1992 diplomatic relations were established between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Indonesia.

On February 1, 2006 Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan was established in Jakarta.

On December 2, 2010 Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia was established in Baku.

 

Bilateral relations

On June 5-6, 2015 the delegation headed by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Sudirman Said, paid working visit to Azerbaijan. During the visit, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev received Mr. S. Said Within the visit, Joint Declaration was signed between the Ministries of Energy of Azerbaijan and Indonesia, respectively.

On September 22-26, 2015 Memorandum of Understanding was signed between ADA University and Education and Training Center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia during the annual conference of the International Forum of Diplomatic Academies held in Warsaw.

On September 21-24, 2015 Chairman of the National Commission on Human Rights of the Republic of Indonesia Mr. Nur Kholis paid a visit to Azerbaijan.

On August 8-12, 2016 delegation headed by the Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Farhad Abdullayev, paid a visit to Indonesia for participating in the 3rd Congress of the Assosiation of the Asian Constitutional Courts held on the island of Bali under the headline “Protection and provision of constitutional rights of citizens”.

On February 18-24, 2017 delegation of Indonesia-Azerbaijan interparliamentary friendship group functioning in the Parliament of the Republic of Indonesia paid a visit to Azerbaijan.

On May 8-12, 2017 delegation headed by the Director-General of Baku International Sea Trade Port LLC Mr. Taleh Ziyadov took part in the 30th World Conference of International Port Association held in Bali. Within the framework of the conference, Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between the Baku International Sea Trade Port and the Indonesia Port Corporation was signed.

On July 24-26, 2017 delegation headed by the Chairman of the State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Inam Karimov paid a visit to Indonesia. During the visit, Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation in the provision of progressive public services was signed between the State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reforms of the Republic of Indonesia.

On September 9-12, 2017, delegation headed by the Chairman of the Second Commission of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia Zainudin Amali paid a visit to Azerbaijan.

On September 26-28, 2017, delegation headed by Mr. Alwi Shihab, the Special Envoy of the President of the Republic of Indonesia for the countries Middle East and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation paid a visit to Azerbaijan.

On April 5-6, 2018, delegation headed by the Deputy Foreign Minister of Indonesia Mr. Abdurrahman Mohammad Fachir paid a visit to Azerbaijan to attend the Mid-Term Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement held in Baku.

On April 19, 2018, President of the Republic of Indonesia H.E. Mr. Joko Widodo sent a congratulatory letter to President of the Republic of Azerbaijan H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries on September 24, 1992.

On September 11-16, 2018, Minister of Culture and Education of the Republic of Indonesia Muhajir Effendi visited Azerbaijan to attend the Third Indonesian Festival in Baku. During the visit, Mr. Effendi met with Minister of Culture of the Republic of Azerbaijan Abulfaz Garayev, Minister of Education Ceyhun Bayramov and Rector of the Azerbaijan University of Languages Kamal Abdulla.

On January 17, 2019, the 2nd Indonesian-Azerbaijani Political Planning Dialogue was held in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Delegation of Indonesia attending the event, was headed by Director General of the Policy Analysis and Development Agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia  Mr. Siswo Pramono. During the meeting, the sides exchanged views on the strengthening of cooperation in the political, economic and humanitarian spheres and the possible mutual steps taken in this direction.

High-level mutual visits:

Chairmen of Parliaments:

On November 8-10, 2012, Chairman of the Milli Mejlis (Parliament) of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Ogtay Asadov paid an official visit to Indonesia.

On April 15-18, 2013, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Marzuki Alie paid an official  visit to Azerbaijan.

On September 19-22, 2018, Chairman of the Regional Representative Council of Indonesia H.E. Oesman Sapta took part in the events held on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Parliament of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic.

Ministers of Foreign Affairs:

On May 11-12, 2008, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia Mr. Hassan Wirajuda paid an official visit to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

On May 25-27, 2011, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov paid a visit to Indonesia to attend the 16th Ministerial Conference of the Non-Aligned Movement held in Bali.

 

Legal-treaty base:

Totally 12 documents (2 Agreements, 10 Memorandum of Understandings) were signed between the two countries:

Cooperation in the humanitarian sphere:

Culture:

On November 19-20, 2016, the 1st Indonesian Cultural Festival in Baku was held.

On September 9-10, 2017, the 2nd Indonesian Cultural Festival in Baku was held.

On September 11-16, 2018, the 3rd Indonesian Cultural Festival in Baku was held. 

 

Education:

In 2010, Indonesian Research Center was established at Azerbaijan University of Languages.

On March 14, 2013, Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Baku State University and Sumatra University.

In September 2015, Memorandum of Understanding was signed between ADA University of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Education and Training Center of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia.

On December 17, 2018, delegation headed by the Vice-Rector for Academic Affairs of the University of Indonesia Mr. Bambang Wibawarta paid a visit to Azerbaijan. Within the framework of the visit, Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation was signed between Azerbaijan University of Languages and University of Indonesia.

 

Humanitarian aid:

In 2005, in accordance with the instruction of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev humanitarian assistance in the amount of 1 million US dollars was provided to the Republic of Indonesia in connection with earthquake and tsunami on December 26, 2004.

In 2006 in accordance with the instruction of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Mr. Ilham Aliyev humanitarian assistance in the amount of 100 thousand US dollars was provided to the Republic of Indonesia in connection with earthquake.

In 2009 in accordance with the instruction of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Mr. Ilham Aliyev humanitarian assistance in the amount of 30 thousand US dollars was provided to the Republic of Indonesia in connection with the earthquake on the West Sumatra Island.

On October 3, 2018, in accordance with the instruction of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev, 50 thousand US dollars of humanitarian aid was provided to the Republic of Indonesia in connection with the earthquake on August 5, 2018 on Lombok island in the east of Indonesia.

On November 8, 2018, in accordance with the instruction of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Ilham Aliyev, 50 thousand US dollars of humanitarian aid was provided to the Republic of Indonesia in connection with the earthquake on Sulawesi island of Indonesia on September 28, 2018.

 

Economic cooperation:

On February 1-2, 2016, Azerbaijan-Indonesia Energy Forum was held in Baku.

Trade turnover (in million U.S. dollars)

 

Years

Trade turnover

    Export

     Import

2014

2045.07

2012.32

32.75

2015

497.73

477.82

19.91

2016

123.56

77.46

46.10

2017

514.42

465.12

49.3

2018

653.310

597.517

55.80

 

Imports to Azerbaijan from Indonesia: crude palm oil and its fractions, coconut oil and its fractions, timber, multilayer panels, textile materials

Export from Azerbaijan to Indonesia: crude oil and crude oil products from bituminous minerals

Main agreements in force in economy:

  • Agreement on Economic and Technical Cooperation between the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Government of the Republic of Indonesia
  • Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation between the State Agency for Public Service and Social Innovations under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reforms of the Republic of Indonesia on provision of progressive state services.