Head of Research Center for Indonesian Policy Studies, Hizkia Respatiadi, conveyed the importance of international cooperation to realize the cheap food price. Hizkia Respatiadi in the Asia Liberty Forum 2018 in Central Jakarta, Saturday (10/2) said that it will start with cooperation among neighboring countries, for example Indonesia with other ASEAN member countries.
“We reminded how important international cooperation with friendly countriesis, for example between Indonesia and other ASEAN member countries. We see that international cooperation opens opportunities to realize cheaper food prices. Our neighbors, Thailand and Vietnam, they are the world's major rice producers which even become the benchmark of the world. Through the mechanism of the ASEAN economic community we can get higher quality of rice at cheaper price, than we impose to self-sufficiency from our own rice production,” Hizkia Respatiadi said.
Hizkia Respatiadi added that the Asia Liberty Forum is a forum for discussions and sharing various information and experiences, as well as means for networking, and for learning institutions in various countries in Asia// (VOI/Egy/Trs.Alika/Nt)