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Monday, 17 February 2020 13:56

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Indonesian Ambassador to Pakistan in Islamabad, Iwan Suyudhie Amri conducted a seminar on palm oil. The seminar was attended by 160 people from various professions. The seminar with the title 'Health, Nutritional Benefits, and Potential Profitability of Palm Oil' is hoped to be able to give information to the participants and to protect sustainable trade of palm oil. The seminar was held at Marriott Karachi Hotel on Saturday (15/2). Ambassador Iwan stated that palm oil has contributed significantly in Indonesian and Pakistani economy. For Indonesia, palm oil is one of the main export commodities and for Pakistan, it is one of the biggest contributions for food industrial growth.

An initial agreement of planting of United States of America’s new investment in Indonesia is ready to be signed in March when President Joko Widodo makes a visit to the United States of America. This was stated by Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment,  Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan when being met by VOA in Washington DC on Thursday evening (13/2). Indonesian delegation which consisted of Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment,  Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Trade Minister, Agus Suparmanto and Minister of Communication and Informatics, Johnny G. Plate, on Monday (10/2), held a meeting with the US delegation which was led by CEO International Development Finance Corporation (IDFC), Adam Boehler and some U.S. officials, including senior advisor of the White House, Jared Kushner. The meeting in Washington DC followed up a meeting with President Joko Widodo at the State Palace on January 10.  

Indonesia keeps trying to open a wider access of Indonesia’s export market to New Zealand. Some of them are labor and agricultural product market. This stated by Director General of International Trade Negotiation, Iman Pambagyo in a statement on Friday (14/2/2020). He was Head of Indonesian Delegation when attending the 7th Senior Official's Meeting on Trade and Investment Framework Forum (SOMTIF) in Wellington, New Zealand. Meanwhile, New Zealand’s delegation was led by Principal Adviser, Trade and Economic Group, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mark Trainor. On the SOMTIF, the Indonesian delegation fought for the access of Indonesian labor market in order to be able to enter New Zealand. In addition, the access for Indonesian tropical fruits, especially mangosteen, banana, pineapple, snake fruit (Salak) and mango products. Indonesia also requested New Zealand’s investors to invest in Indonesia in husbandry, tourism, high and vocational education, culture and creative economy. The cooperation which was offered in creative economy is like film and animation industry.

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