Indonesia, ROK Discuss Cooperation in Several Fields

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 21 Mei 2023
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President Jokowi holds a meeting with President of the Republic of Korea Yoon Suk Yeol, at the Grand Prince Hotel, Hiroshima, Japan, Sunday (05/21). (Photo by: BPMI of Presidential Secretariat)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and President of the Republic of Korea Yoon Suk Yeol discussed cooperation in several fields, at the Grand Prince Hotel, Hiroshima, Japan, Sunday (05/21).

First, President Jokowi underlined that trade cooperation between the two countries through the Indonesia-Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IK-CEPA) must be implemented optimally, including support for 18 project proposals submitted by Indonesia.

“IK-CEPA must be implemented optimally, including support for 18 Indonesian proposals in the fields of agriculture, health, culture, fisheries, automotive, and IT,” the President said.

In addition, on investment cooperation, President Jokowi requested the support of President Yoon on the realization of investment commitments of several South Korean companies in Indonesia.

“I would like to ask for President Yoon’s support regarding the realization of Lotte Chemical and CJ Group’s commitment to building a chemical industry factory in Banten and a bioproduct factory in East Java, support for energy distribution and renewable energy through LS Cable and TSE, and realization of EV ecosystem investment,” the President said.

In addition, regarding the development of the Capital of Nusantara (IKN), President Jokowi stated that Indonesia has prepared incentives and investment facilities for investors.

The President also expressed hope that the construction of a water treatment system in IKN, which is also supported by South Korea, can proceed smoothly.

“Hopefully the water treatment plant, Sepaku Semoi Water Treatment Plant, will be completed on schedule,” he said.

Furthermore, the Head of State also discussed cooperation in the field of labor. He asked the President of the Republic of Korea to increase the quota and expand the field of work for Indonesian migrant workers in South Korea.

“I would like to ask for Your Excellency’s support in regard to the addition of quotas and expansion of work fields for Indonesian migrant workers as well as South Korea’s participation in the construction of a training center for Indonesian migrant workers,” he remarked. (BPMI of Presidential Secretariat/UN) (FI/MUR)

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