Luhut Pandjaitan Asks South Korea to Facilitate Visa on Arrival for Indonesian Citizens

- 24 March 2023 12:25 WIB
Luhut Panjaitan in a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of South Korea Mr. Choo Kyung-Ho. ( @luhut.panjaitan) (( @luhut.panjaitan))
Luhut Panjaitan in a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of South Korea Mr. Choo Kyung-Ho. ( @luhut.panjaitan) (( @luhut.panjaitan))

JAKARTADAILY.ID – Indonesia asked South Korea to facilitate Visa on Arrival services for Indonesian citizens visiting the country.

If South Korea is able to grant this facility, the country will be on par with Japan, which has long since provided Visa on Arrival services.

This announcement was made by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan in an upload on his official Instagram account @luhut.pandjaitan on Friday, March 24, 2023.

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The Instagram post also included a photo of Luhut with the Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Finance of South Korea, Choo Kyung-Ho.

There are various issues that become the topic of discussion between the two. One of them is the ease of travel for Indonesian citizens entering South Korea.

"I also discussed several matters that are no less important, such as ease of travel for tourists through the possibility of considering the application of a Visa on Arrival policy for Indonesian citizens, like what Indonesia has received from Japan," said Luhut.

During the meeting, Luhut also discussed the 50th anniversary of
diplomatic relations between Indonesia and South Korea. The big day for the two countries will be commemorated with the first high-level meeting between the two countries.

Luhut also said that he was enthusiastic about the meeting because this was an important momentum that had to be put to the best use of it in a concrete way.

Siphoning Investment

Utilization is done by getting more investment from South Korea.

"Happy and enthusiastic. That's the picture of my trip to South Korea for the next few days," he said.

He added that the meeting with Choo Kyung-Ho was to discuss in detail several existing investments from Korea in Indonesia. They also discussed some of the new opportunities that could be created together.

"I further convey that as countries that complement each other, Indonesia and Korea are mutually beneficial business partners," he said.


Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


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