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Serbia - Indonesia Agreed to Discuss Palm Oil, Wheat, and Labor



Serbia - Indonesia Agreed to Discuss Palm Oil, Wheat, and Labor

InfoSAWIT, JAKARTA – President Joko Widodo got the visit from Minister of External Affairs of Serbia, Nikola Selakovic and his delegation in Istana Merdeka, Jakarta, Monday (23/5/2022).

President mentioned, besides wheat, he and the minister agreed about crude palm oil (CPO) export from Indonesia to Serbia which reached 30 percent of the total CPO import in Serbia.

Meanwhile, Minister of External Affair of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi as in her official statement told, Indonesia is one important trade partner for Serbia and that is why the cooperation of the two countries should get better.

"Serbia mentioned that Indonesia is one respectful partner by Serbia and the country commits to increase the relationship with Indonesia,” Retno who accompanied President Joko Widodo in the meeting, said.

One cooperation discussed in the meeting was that Serbia is one big wheat producer in Europe and would like to export it to Indonesia. Minister Nikola would meet the stakeholders or Enterprises in Indonesia to discuss more about the commitment.

Besides wheat, President Joko Widodo and Minister Nikola also discussed about CPO from Indonesia to Serbia which kept increasing over time.

Minster Retno mentioned CPO export to Serbia reached 30%.

“30% of CPO in Serbia were from the imports including from Indonesia,” she said.

President Joko Widodo and Minister Nikola would discuss that Serbia wants to get some semi-skilled labors from Indonesia to work in some fields, such as, construction, food and beverage, and hotel.

“They discussed about wheat, CPO, and labors from Indonesia to get work in Serbia,” she said. (T2)


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