InfoSAWIT, NEW DELHI – Minister of Trade Indonesian Republic, Zulkifli Hasan emphasized, India is one of crude palm oil (CPO) export country from Indoensia. He took CPO exporter to be ready and anticipate the increasing demands from India particularly heading to Deepavali a religious day every 24 October.
Zulkifli Hasan told that in Indonesia–India Roundtable Business Engagement which was running on Monday (22/8/2022) in New Delhi, India. It was part of trade mission of Ministry of Trade to India which he himself led it. The trade mission was joined by 10 companies from Indonesia that run CPO, pulp and paper, furniture, coal, and plastic tools.
The Ambassador of Indonesia for India, Bhutan Ina Hagniningtyas Khrisnamurthi and General Director of National Export Development, Didi Sumedi.
“India is the first country I visit in the trade mission. Besides as the strategic partner, India is the biggest CPO consumer from Indonesia. and to anticipate the increasing demands heading to Deepavali on 24 October 2022,” he said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, recently.
Zulkifli Hasan also told, CPO plays significant contribution to the economy in Indonesia namely in the employment and poverty alleviation for sixteen million smallholders and workers in palm oil sector. CPO does play important roles for many kinds of industries, such as, cosmetics, housing, foods, and drinks.
“Indonesia as the main CPO producer in the world, and India as once biggest CPO consumer in the world, there should be cooperation to develop trust in trade and investment to develop CPO and its derivative industries. CPO product from Indonesia has guarantee of sustainability and safe for health,” Hasan said.
Prior on Friday (19/8/2022), Zulkifli Hasan did bilateral meeting with Minister of Trade and Industry India, Piyush Goyal. It discussed the way to make bilateral relationship better.
“We came to a conclusion that the two big countries ‘the powerhouse of Asia’ and the members of G20 would cooperate to welfare the people. I chose India as the first visit in abroad as Minister of Trade to lead the business trade mission,” he said. (T2)