InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA –Coordinator Minister in Maritime, Luhut Pandjaitan said, the lobby which has been running for all these recent days in some European and Asian countries now gets its result. For examplee, besides Europe, the country to import palm oil is China.
He said, China has planned to import additional crude palm oil, reaching 500 thousand tons in this year. “The numbers are much bigger and this is good progress,” he said in the official statement toInfoSAWIT, Friday (11/5/2018) in Jakarta.
Besides additional import from China, the result of the lobby, he continued, is that to make seminar in agriculture. It would be done in Urbania University (Pontificia Universita Urbaniana) Vatican, Roma on 15 May 2018. It was proposed by some countries. “The seminar would discuss not about palm oil only but also about agriculture without discrimination. Why Vatican? Because the country sees the root of the issues, such as, poverty, humanity, and fairness. That’s all,” he said.
According to the information, one keynote speaker in the seminar is Cardinal Peter Turkson (Prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development). It would be attended by parliament members of European Union, the stakeholders, some ministers, NGOs, smallholders, and the other experts. There would be 75 to 100 men there. (T2)