Indonesia offers Australia to invest in fishery sector

The Minister of Marine and Fishery, Susi Pudjiastuti, on Wednesday made an offer to the Australian Foreign Affairs Minister, Julie Bishop, to make investments in the maritime sector.

The offer was made during the Australian ministers visit to the ministry.

“I offered that Australian firms can invest in the fishery sector, especially in fishery ports,” Susi said here on Wednesday.

Susi underlined that Indonesia offers several investment locations, such as Sabang, Natuna, Morotai, eastern Lombok, southern Java and Papua.

The minister added that the cooperation between Australia and Indonesia to eradicate the problem of illegal fishing will continue.

Indonesia and Australia also cooperate in monitoring and sharing the satellite data related to the maritime sector.

Bishop appreciated the achievements made by Susi in fishery cooperation at international level.

Bishop said she and Pudjiastuti had earlier discussed several issues, including the blue economy.

Both ministers also discussed the issue of maritime resources which play an important role in economic development.

“We also discussed ways to continue the coral reef initiative to protect these coral reefs,” Bishop added.

Bishop arrived in Indonesia on Wednesday and met President Joko Widodo at the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta.

Jokowi and Bishop discussed the the presidents impending visit to Australia in November 2016.

Foreign Affairs Minister Retno LP Marsudi accompanied Jokowi during his meeting with Bishop.

Source: Antara News