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Taiwan business group signs MOU with Indonesia's Islamic group

2018/04/17 21:44:13

Taipei, April 17 (CNA) The Taiwan-ASEAN Business Council (TABC) and Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), the largest Islamic organization in Indonesia, signed a memorandum of understanding to promote cooperation in business investment Tuesday in Taipei.

Under the MOU, the two groups will deepen cooperation, promote investment in industries such as intelligent farming, intelligent cities, as well as the development of medical and financial technologies, said TABC Chairman Lu Jih-sheng (盧日勝).

Speaking at the signing ceremony at the Legislative Yuan, Lu touted NU as influential in Indonesia with more than 91 million members and over 12,000 affiliated schools and 50 hospitals. The bilateral collaboration will help the two countries to deepen industrial cooperation, he said.

Eman Suryaman, chief of economic development affairs at NU, said that 40 percent of Indonesia's population are NU members, making it the largest Islamic organization in the country. He added that he is delighted to have the chance to forge advanced collaborative links with Taiwan.

(By Justin Su and Elizabeth Hsu)