H.E. Eklil Hakimi the Minister of finance participated in the Islamic Development Bank 41 Annual meeting in Jakarta on 17 May.
Besides participation in the meeting, he had several sideline meetings with Indonesia and Bahrain Finance Ministers and Afghan business community based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Minister Hakimi and the Indonesian Finance Bambang Brodjonegoro discussed bilateral cooperation in the areas of customs, fiscal policy, tax administration and public private partnership.
H.E the Minister of Finance also met with his counterpart H.E Shaikh Ahmed bin Mohammed Al Khalifa, Minister of Finance for Bahrain. They discussed mutual cooperation between the two countries.
Minister of Finance also visited the Afghan business community based in Jakarta.
The purpose of the meeting was to hear the challenges faced by the Afghan businessmen. One of the main challenges faced by the Afghan businessmen is the transfer of money from Indonesia to Afghanistan. H.E the Minister promised to the Afghan businesses that H.E with the assistance from the Central Bank and other relevant government agencies will seek solution to the challenges faced by the Afghans doing business in Indonesia including the transfer of money to Afghanistan.