InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA –The representative of European Union Parliament recently visited Indonesia. They were accepted by Coordinator Minister in Maritime, Luhut Pandjaitan in his office, Wednesday, 9 May 2018.
He thought, they do not understand yet that Indonesia is a big country. Indonesia lays on Sabang in Aeh to Mareuke in Papua. Indonesia is an archipelago country having 17 thousand islands, 265 million citizens, and GDP about US$1,1 billion.
When European Union delegation asked, would Indonesia do retaliation? Luhut said, Indonesia has no term about retaliate. “It is not our culture to retaliate but do not corner us. We have middle class economy – people, about 55 million men and they would keep increasing,” he said in the official statement to InfoSAWIT.
For Indonesia has thousands of island, he continued, plane as the transportation tool would be potential, at least for the next 20 years to go. Indonesia may need about 2.500 planes within the total investment reaching US$ 26 billion and would make employment for two thousand workers in the plane producer countries.
For European Union published a policy about palm oil, the option could be by developing plane in Airbush but not Boeing. “We never ask it from your country. But ours is bigger than yours,” Luhut said.
He also mentioned, Indonesia would not resist what European Union has published about palm oil. But believe it or not, for Indonesia has many advantages, Europe must need Indonesia.
“We must stand on our feet. No need to threat. The country (Europe) should know, we have the power. It is clear. The young generations should know this. We are not arrogant but not beggars too. We need to explain the condition of our economy that we have good fundamental economy. We have grade of investment,” he said. (T2)