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Malaysia, RI to further strengthen cooperation

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 23 2017   /  01:15 am

Malaysia and Indonesia agreed to increase cooperation in all sectors, especially in trade, during their 12th bilateral consultations held in Kuching, Malaysia, on Wednesday.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, during a joint press conference with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, said figures that showed trade had increased more than 21 percent in the first half of 2017 showed that cooperation between the two countries was getting stronger.

He said Indonesia has also started exporting rice to Malaysia in October with a shipment of 25,000 tons. He added that the amount is expected to increase every year.

“Indonesia expects Malaysia can fill 20 percent of its rice import quota, about 150,000 tons, by importing it from Indonesia,” Jokowi said as quoted in a statement by the Presidential Office.

Jokowi added that the two countries, the world’s top produ...