By: Jay Chou and Lilian Wu
Jakarta, Jan. 29 (CNA) Indonesia hopes Taiwan can provide visa-free
treatment to its nationals in view of the increased travel between the two sides, a tourism official said Friday.
Iqbal Alamsjah of the Indonesian Tourism Ministry said the Indonesian government cares greatly about the rights of its nationals overseas and expressed the hope that Taiwan will offer visa-free treatment to Indonesians.
In October, Indonesia offered visa-free treatment to the nationals of an additional 30 countries and regions, including Taiwan.
A Taiwanese official versed in visa operations said reciprocity is a factor in Taiwan’s consideration of the countries to which it provides visa-free treatment. [FULL STORY]