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Bali and Portugal Seek Closer Cooperation

Lisbon's Ambassador Pays Call on Bali's Governor and Proposes Portuguese Consulate for the Island.

(11/8/2004) Portugal's Ambassador to Indonesia, Jose M. Santos Braga paid a call on Bali on November 11, 2004, visiting local tourism players and paying a call on Bali's Governor, Dewa Beratha.

Bali is eager to learn from Portugal's example in tourism, understanding how a nation with a population of only 10 million manages to secure 21 million visitors every year. Ambassador Santos Braga said his Government was eager to share its experience in tourism promotion with Indonesia.

The Ambassador also put forth the idea of establishing a Portuguese Consulate in Bali to increase cooperation between his Nation and Bali in matters of trade and tourism development. Bali's Governor welcomed the idea of the proposed consulate.