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RI, Ecuador to hold energy talks

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 16 2013   /  02:36 pm

Indonesia and Ecuador will hold a new round of oil and gas talks in Jakarta in the coming days in a bid to strengthen the cooperation between the two countries in the energy sector, a minister has said.

Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Jero Wacik said on Friday the Ecuadorian Minister of Non-Renewable Natural Resources Wilson Pástor-Morris would visit Southeast Asia’s largest economy this week to hold the discussions.

“Ecuador has a couple of oil and gas fields and they have offered us the opportunity to invest in the petroleum industry there,” he said in Jakarta.

The Indonesian government, he said, would fully support state-owned oil and gas company PT Pertamina in seeking opportunities in Ecuador’s petroleum sector.

Indonesia, which left the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in 2008 after becoming a net oil importer, has been...