President Jokowi Asks to Follow-up the Results of his Visit to India and Iran

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation
Date 22 Desember 2016
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President Jokowi and Vice President Jusuf Kalla receive a report from Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung prior to a Limited Meeting at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Thursday (22/12) afternoon (Picture: Public Relations Office/Rahmat)

President Jokowi and Vice President Jusuf Kalla receive a report from Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung prior to a Limited Meeting at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Thursday (22/12) afternoon (Picture: Public Relations Office/Rahmat)

After leading a Limited Meeting that evaluated Indonesia’s membership in international organizations, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, on Thursday (22/12) afternoon, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo then led a Limited Meeting on the follow-up of his visit to India and Iran.

In his directives, President Jokowi said his meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was very productive. They discussed enhancement of trade cooperation through export diversification.“Coal and CPO (Crude Palm Oil) are our two major export products to India but I have asked the Government of India to receive other products, including investment of development or raw materials for medicine,” President Jokowi said.

According to the President, both leaders have agreed to complete the negotiation of comprehensive economic partnership. Therefore, the President asked ministries as well as institutions to follow up this agreement.

“After this meeting, I hope the matters related with our agreements inIndia could be followed up by related ministries. Coordinating Ministers should visit India again to further discuss these matters so that the results are concrete and real and our trade with India would increase,” the President said.

Iran

In the meantime, regarding the results of his visit to Iran, according to President Jokowi, one issue that must be immediately followed up is the management of oil fields in Ab-Teymoura and Mansouri. “We must get these oil fields,” the President firmly said and hopes the team would prepare it as soon as possible so in January there will be another meeting in Iran and Indonesia could get the opportunity to manage both oil fields.

Regarding the efforts to get cheaper price for development, power plant, and LPG purchasing, the President asked related parties to move quickly. “A team is prepared, so that it can visit Iran soon to follow up the previous discussion,” the President said.

The President firmly said that there is huge cooperation opportunities with India and Iran. Hence, the Government should not loose this momentum.

The Limited Meeting was attended by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto, Coordinating Minister for the Economy Darmin Nasution, Coordinating Minister for Human Development and Culture Puan Maharani, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Presidential Chief of Staff Teten Masduki, Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukito, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of Transportation Budi K. Sumadi, Minister of Communication and Informatics Rudiantara, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan, Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Rini Soemarno, Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries Susi Pudjiastuti, Minister of Manpower Hanif Dakhiri, Head of Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Thomas Lembong, and Head of Creative Economy Agency Triawan Munaf. (DNA/ES)(MMB/YM/Naster)

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