By: Elaine Hou
Taipei, Oct. 8 (CNA) Taiwan will soon open a new representative office in Surabaya,
Indonesia’s second-largest city, a move that is expected to boost relations between the two countries, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Thursday.
Preparations for the opening of the new representative office in the capital of Indonesia’s East Java Province are underway and the office is expected to be officially established in November, said Elliott Charng (常以立), director-general of the ministry’s Department of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.
The opening of the Taipei Economic and Trade Office (TETO) in Surabaya — Taiwan’s second representative office in Indonesia — will help promote bilateral trade relations and make it more convenient for Indonesian workers to apply for visas to work in Taiwan, he told a news conference.
Approximately 230,000 Indonesians currently work in Taiwan, accounting for the largest group of foreign workers in the country, he said. [FULL STORY]