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Jakarta Post

RI, Argentina agree to bolster ties

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 27 2019   /  01:33 am

Indonesia and Argentina have renewed their commitment to bolstering bilateral ties with wide-ranging partnerships that are expected to improve both economic and people-to-people relations between the two countries.President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo welcomed Argentinian President Mauricio Macri at the Bogor Palace in West Java on Wednesday, which marked Macri’s first visit to Indonesia since he took office in 2015.The bilateral meeting between the two leaders largely focused on economic matters, including measures to improve trade and cooperation in agriculture and strategic industry.“We have discussed various measures to balance the trade relations between the two countries, including through a countertrade [scheme],” Jokowi said in a joint press briefing with Macri.Jokowi, who in the past has encouraged more exports to nontraditional markets, including to Latin America, asserted A...