Jokowi takes interest in Guinea's farmland

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Indonesia and Guinea will form a joint-commission assembly that will serve as a platform for both nations to have routine meetings as well as to enhance bilateral cooperation.
Tempo | 3 August 2016

Jokowi takes interest in Guinea's farmland  

by ADITYA BUDIMAN

Jakarta - The President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, is inviting Indonesia to invest in his country's agriculture and mining sectors. Conde extended his invitation to President Joko Widodo during his visit to the State Palace in Jakarta, Wednesday, August 3, 2016.
 
Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said that during his time in Indonesia, President Conde will visit a number of strategic industries such as banking. "President Jokowi stated his support for the increase import and export trade between Indonesia and Guinea," she said after meeting Conde at the Presidential Palace.
 
President Widodo, Retno added, is also interested in starting joint-capacity development in the fields of agriculture, energy, and aviation. According to the Minister, Guinea has 6 million hectares that are left unmanaged. "The development of agricultural capacity will be followed up," Retno said.
 
Indonesia and Guinea will form a joint-commission assembly that will serve as a platform for both nations to have routine meetings as well as to enhance bilateral cooperation. Minister Retno said the first forum will be held next year in Guinea.
 
Today President Jokowi received visits from to head of states, Guinea's President Conde and Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe. In his meeting with Wickramasinghe, Widodo offered to partner up in the transportation sector. Widodo said that Indonesia has a chance to tap into Sri Lanka's market by exporting train.
 
Original source: Tempo
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