Indonesia, Thailand Agree to Enhance Cooperation, Eliminate Trade Barriers
Date 22 Juni 2019
President Joko Jokowi Widodo had a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha to discuss three main issues, at the Athenee Hotel, Bangkok, Saturday (22/6).
Both leaders have agreed to enhance cooperation on trade, investment, and to eliminate trade barriers.
In that meeting, President Jokowi and PM Prayut Chan-o-cha also raised the issue of Crude Palm Oil (CPO) and rubber industries. The Government of Indonesia, represented by President Jokowi expressed his appreciation to the Government of Thailand for its support to Indonesia and Malaysia on discrimination against CPO.
The President also appreciated Thailands cooperation in joining hands with Indonesia to increase rubber price. He also expressed his belief that Indonesia and Thailand will cooperate well, not only for the sake of their bilateral interests, but also for the interest of the ASEAN region and the world.
Allow me to extend my full support for Thailand’s ASEAN chairmanship this year, President Jokowi stated in a press release issued by the Head of Bureau for Press, Media, and Information Affairs of Presidential Secretariat.
The Head of State also showed his appreciation for Thailands support of the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific concept.
At the end of the meeting, President Jokowi told his counterpart that recommendations of the Preliminary Needs Assessment Mission in Rakhine State must be followed up immediately. Moreover, the President asserted the importance of a better security situation at the Rakhine State for a voluntary, safe and dignified process of repatriation.
Also joining President Jokowi in that bilateral meeting were, among others, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita, Presidential Special Staff member Ari Dwipayana, and Indonesian Ambassador to Thailand Ahmad Rusdi. (DND/EN)
Translated by : Rany Anjany Subachrum
Edited by : Mia Medyana Bonaedy