Jokowi, Rasmussen discuss five sectors of improving cooperation

Bogor, W Java (ANTARA News) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen discussed five sectors that could improve bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

“The first thing we discussed is that I appreciate the significant increase of Denmarks investment in Indonesia up to 1.260 percent. Along with better investment climate in the country I expect investment cooperation to be more improving,” the president said in a press conference after meeting the Danish PM at the Bogor Presidential Palace on Tuesday.

Serious attention to the discrimination and black campaign of Indonesian palm oil in Europe became second issue that had been discussed between the two leaders. In this case, Indonesia is expecting Denmarks support for the European Union-Indonesia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EU-CEPA).

“We also agreed to improve our maritime cooperation including the efforts to eradicate IUU fishing and Denmarks participation for the Our Ocean Conference to be held in Indonesia next year,” Jokowi added.

The enhancement of environmental and sports cooperation such as forest conservation in Jambi Province, inter-university cooperation, as well as waste and water management are the fourth topic which had been discussed.

Last but not least, President Jokowi and PM Rasmussen had a talk on new and renewable energy.

“The cooperation will be focused on the long-term target of new renewable energy and energy conservation as well as the development of cooperation in wind energy which becomes one of the priorities,” the president noted.

During the meeting, President Jokowi and PM Rasmussen also witnessed the signing of the 2017-2020 partnership action plan between the Indonesian government and the Danish Kingdom by Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi and Danish Deputy Foreign Minister Susanne Hyldelund.

In addition, Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya and Hyldelund also signed an MoU between on sustainable economics and waste management.

Source: ANTARA News