Algeria–Indonesia relations

Algeria–Indonesia relations refers to the bilateral relations of Algeria and Indonesia. The relationship between two nations is mostly founded on common religious and anti-colonialism solidarity, as Indonesia and Algeria are Muslim-majority countries that also once fell under colonialism.[1] Algeria recognized Indonesia's role on supporting their country on gaining independence in 1962. Both countries agreed on expanding cooperations and strengthening relations.[2] Algeria has an embassy in Jakarta that also accredited to Singapore and Brunei, while Indonesia has an embassy in Algiers. Both nations are members of the Non-Aligned Movement, Group of 77 and Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Algeria-Indonesia relations




Indonesia has actively supported Algeria on their struggle for independence by established Committee of Supporting Independence Struggle of North African Countries, chaired by Prime Minister of Indonesia Mohammad Natsir in 1951.[1] In 1955 Indonesia organized the Asian-African Conference in Bandung which call for the independence and decolonialization of Asian and African countries from European colonialism. Although at that time Algeria was still a French colony, Indonesia invited Algerian delegation to attend the Bandung conference and it has inspired them on their struggle. Algeria finally claimed independence from France on July 5, 1962.[3] Promptly, Indonesia was one of the first countries which recognized the independence of Algeria, and its embassy was among the first embassies opened in Algiers on 1963.[1]

Trade and commerce

Algiers is Indonesia's fourth largest trade partner in Africa after South Africa, Nigeria and Egypt, in 2011 the trade value reached US$489.05 million accounted for 5.06 percent of Indonesia's total trade with Africa.[4] Indonesian main exports are palm oil, coffee, sugar, textile fiber, dried fish and wood,[2] while importing crude oil from Algeria.[1]


  1. "Bilateral Cooperation - Algeria". Ministry of Foreign Affair, Republic of Indonesia. Archived from the original on 18 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  2. tas (June 28, 2012). "Algeria to strengthen relations with Indonesia". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  3. Munawar Saman Makyanie (June 3, 2013). "Algeria to commemorate Afro-Asian Conference in Bandung". Antara News. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  4. "Exploring Africa, Mainstreaming Indonesia's Economic Diplomacy in Non-traditional Market". Centre for Policy Analysis and Development on Asia-Pacific and African Regions, Policy Analysis and Development Agency. Ministry of Foreign Affair of the Republic of Indonesia: 80. 2012.
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