InfoSAWIT, DEN HAAG – Minister of External Affairs, Indonesia, Retno L.P. Marsudi did billateral meeting with Minister of External Affairs, Netherland, Stephanus (Stef) Abraham Blok on Friday (5/4/2019) in the office of Ministry of External Affairs in Netherland.
The meeting discussed about palm oil issues because palm oil is important for Indonesia namely about the poverty alleviation. “For Indonesia, the palm oil issues are not only about sustainability but also about the agenda achievement of 2030 to realize Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” Retno said as InfoSAWIT quoted from the official page of Ministry of External Affairs.
In the discussion, Retno also told her disappointment because of the adoption of Draft Delegated Act which may be discriminative by classifying palm oil as the high risky vegetable oil from the Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) perspective done by Europan Commission. She also hoped to prioritize the fair and balancing discussion about palm oil issues.
Besides the issues, both miniters also discussed about the billateral relationship. Retno also told the progress of human right issues in Indonesia.
Both ministers did discuss multilateral issues, such as, the agenda of President of Indonesia in the United Nation (UN) Security Council in May 2019. In this topic, Retno also invited Minister Blok to attend one of open debate in the UN Security Council in New York in the presidential era in Indonesia. (T2)