InfoSAWIT, BEIJING – President Joko Widodo and President of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe met in China World Hotel, Beijing, People’s Republic of China on Tuesday, 17 October 2023. It was about to discuss real things to escalate cooperation between both countries. In the bilateral meeting, the two leaders discussed cooperation aspects in economy.
President Jokowi also proposed to the Government of Sri Lanka to revoke palm oil import ban from Indonesia. President Joko Widodo told that palm oil is one mainstay commodity from Indonesia which was produced in close sustainable standards.
“I propose that we have to establish special mechanism to re-open palm oil market access from Indonesia in Sri Lanka,” President Joko Widodo said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Tuesday, (17/10/2023).
Besides, he did welcome what Sri Lanka planned to make preferential trade agreement with Indonesia. Trade volume in the two countries decreased 27,5 percent in 2022.
"I do welcome the good will of Sri Lanka to make preferential trade agreement with Indonesia. We have to cooperate to escalate trade value and reinforce economic relation between our countries,” President Joko Widodo said.
The meeting was attended by some officials from Indonesia, such as, Minister of External Affairs, Retno Marsudi; Minister of Trade Zulkifli Hasan; Minister of Enterprises who is also as Ad Interim Coordinator Minister in Maritime and Investment, Erick Thohir; Cabinet Secretary, Pramono Anung; Ambassador of Indonesia for People’s Republic of China, Djauhari Oratmangun. (T2)