InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – When inaugurating the meeting with the head of representatives of Indonesia and the ministry of foreign affairs in Istana Negara, Jakarta, Thursday, (9/1/2020), attended by 131 heads of representatives and the echelon 1, ministry of foreign affairs, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) in his speech told the optimism when the politics and economy in the world are full of uncertainty, and the increasing conflicts in some countries.
“We have to convince that in this situation, our country, Indonesia, could move and stand still to struggle for our national interest,” he said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT.
And our crude palm oil (CPO) has to too as the mixture to diesel through B20, B30, B50, or B100. Then Indonesia would not export the commodities in the raw material.
“It is not the time to export the coal, the raw material of copra, CPO. We want that our exports should be in goods, at least, half – produced. You, sirs could be the embassadors of the investment. We have to understand what to get, what to search” he said.
If Indonesia could produce B50, the President convinced that Indonesia would have better bargaining position to every country, for instance, to the European Union which always boycotts palm oil from Indonesia.
“If we ourselves use it (CPO), why should we export? We are developing the strategy. This is the big business strategy and we are processing, designing the implementation so that we would not depend on other countries,” he said.
By the increasing investment in the sectors, the President hoped that the trade balance and the transaction would be better. It really needs the support from the ambassadors.
“We have the goal. If the transaction of the trade balance runs, we would be positive. At the time, we are really as the independent people. With anyone, we are brave because we do not depend on the finance, economy. That is the goal for the next 3 – 4 years. We need the help of the ambassadors as the ambassadors of investment. It is very important,” he said. (T2)