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Unlocking potential to increase EU-RI trade

  • Phil Hogan

Brussels   /   Mon, November 7 2016   /  08:45 am

I am honored to be the first European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development to visit Indonesia. As EU Commissioner, my job is to support the sustainable development of Europe’s agriculture and ensure the well-being of its rural areas as well as to develop our agricultural exchanges with key partners, such as Indonesia.

I will be accompanied by a business delegation of over 40 European companies and business associations who wish to develop stronger trade and investments in Indonesia.

Some of them are participating in the SIAL Interfood Exhibition on Nov. 9 in Jakarta, which I will officially open. I am glad that Indonesia is hosting this year’s exhibition — the world’s largest food exhibition network with 50 years of experience.

On Nov. 8, I will open the EU-Indonesia Business Dialogue (EIBD) which our regular forum that brings together Europe...