The government of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) signs a sister province agreement with Australia’s Northern Territory in a significant move for regional cooperation.
Zulkieflimansyah, the Governor of NTB shares insights into the new sister province collaboration, highlighting potential in economic, healthcare, education, tourism, disaster management, agriculture, and livestock sectors. This partnership will strengthen ties between the two regions.
The decision to explore cooperation with Australia’s Northern Territory is rooted in the shared similarities between NTB and its Australian counterpart.
For years, these regions have nurtured a student exchange program, and NTB looks forward to learning from the Northern Territory’s experience in regional development.
Governor Zulkieflimansyah emphasizes the wealth of common ground, praising the Northern Territory’s facilities, educational achievements, healthcare, and advancements in livestock and agriculture. He anticipates a bright future of mutually beneficial collaboration.
The governor is optimistic that the initiatives and collaborations will continue and grow stronger. This partnership is expected to foster substantial benefits and improvements in the NTB and the Northern Territory, officially binding the two regions as sister provinces.
In agreement, Natasha Fyles, Chief Minister of The Northern Territory, expresses deep appreciation for the longstanding relationship between the Northern Territory and Indonesia, particularly NTB. She looks forward to further enhancing the cooperation, fostering a stronger bond between the two regions.
Chief Minister Natasha Fyles hopes this collaboration will continue to thrive, enabling both regions to exchange experiences and work together for the betterment of their communities.