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Jakarta (VNA) - Non-oil and gas exports of Indonesia to 11 West African countries in January-October surged 20.7 percent on a yearly basis.

According to Indonesian Ambassador to Nigeria Harry Purwanto, export value of non-oil and gas products to West Africa totaled 779 million USD in the period.

Trade exchange between Indonesia and West Africa is expanding to special goods such as train, military equipment and mining products.

Some 47 Indonesian firms have opened representative offices in Lagos, Nigeria. Products from the Southeast Asian country have earned trust from local consumers.

The Indonesian Government has encouraged Indonesian firms to invest and do business in West Africa, which is a potential market with total population of 300 million and GDP of 650 billion USD.

The 11 West African countries are Benin, Burkina Faso, Gabon, Ghana, Cameroon, Congo, Liberia, Niger, Nigeria, Sao Tome & Principe, and Togo.-VNA