Indonesia plans free trade visa for Nigerians, others

Indonesia will issue eight countries free visas to promote trade relations in those countries.


Nigerians planning to travel to Indonesia my no longer have to pay for visas as the country is trying to issue free visas to Nigerians and nationals of seven other developing countries to promote trade.

The Marketing Manager, Indonesia Trade Promotion Centre, ITPC, Randoh Silaen, said this on Thursday in an interview in Lagos. He listed the other countries as Malaysia, Iran, Egypt, Bangladesh, Turkey, Indonesia and Pakistan.

Mr. Silaen said the gesture is part of efforts aimed at improving trade relations with the developing countries. He said that the free visa would enable traders from the developing countries to have easy access to Indonesia for bilateral trade and growth of the economies.

Mr. Silaen said that most countries that would benefit from the free visa had strong trade potential. He explained that Nigeria, among other countries, was fast becoming a good business destination in Africa.

“Nigeria is one of the most business-friendly countries in the world,” he said.

Mr. Silaen said Nigeria’s business terrain is developing rapidly, adding that the reward of investing in Nigeria was high.

He advised the Federal Government to ensure a safe business environment for foreigners to invest and trade successfully.

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