Trade war between the United States and China causes a number of countries to be affected by higher export duties, falling demand for production, and a growing number of cross-border trade activities. In response, Vice President Jusuf Kalla said that Indonesia would continue to implement an open trade policy with other countries, and would strengthen cooperation with European Union -EU member states. Indonesia will remind the EU that Indonesia is one of the biggest purchasers of Airbus from Europe. Therefore, the Vice President asked the EU not to discriminate on trade matters.
“This means that we remind Europe that we’ve bought many products, including the biggest buyers of Airbus for example by Lion, by Garuda and others. Therefore, they must not discriminate us, because we can also take the same policy; do not discriminate!,” said Jusuf Kalla.
Vice President Jusuf Kalla added that Indonesia needs to make an agreement with the EU to face the world trade war. One anther is interdependent on the needs of technology, livestock production, and spice. Thus, VP Jusuf Kalla affirmed that the government of Indonesia will take the path of negotiations. In the negotiations that have been taken, there are conditions that are difficult to meet both the demand from the government of Indonesia and the state requests that involved cooperation. (KBRN/Rizki/Trans by Rezha)