Indonesia Ready to Support Industrial Downstreaming in Congo
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Thursday (08/24) held a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister of Democratic Republic of the Congo Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde at the Sandton Convention Center, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa.
“Indonesia and Congo have the largest tropical forest in the world. Cooperation between the two countries is important for developing the economic value of forest and tackling climate change. I hope we can further enhance our cooperation,” the President said.
The President went on to say that Indonesia is ready to share its experience in terms of peat land conservation and sustainable forest management.
“I hope we can boost cooperation in forest management and development of potential carbon credit. Indonesia is ready to share its experience regarding peat conservation and bio-economic development as well as sustainable forest management,” the President said.
In the meeting, the two leaders also discussed the development of downstream industries.
“Indonesia is ready to share experience and expertise regarding the downstream ecosystem and will encourage Indonesia’s State-Owned Enterprises to be involved in exploration and investment,” the President said.
On that occasion, President Jokowi also invited Prime Minister Lukonde to encourage the cooperation between several Indonesia’s State-Owned Enterprises and Congo’s State-Owned Enterprises. (BPMI SETPRES/AIT) (RI/LW)