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Jakarta Post

Indonesia eyes trade partnership with Latin America through Argentina

  • Rachmadea Aisyah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, June 27, 2019   /  12:22 pm
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President Joko Widodo talks with visiting Argentinian President Mauricio Macri at Bogor Palace on the outskirts of Jakarta on Wednesday.(JP/Seto Wardhana.)

 The Indonesian government is seeking better market access to the Latin American region through the establishment of a working group with Argentina, a member state of South American economic bloc Mercosur.  On the sidelines of Argentinian President Mauricio Macri’s state visit to Indonesia, Trade Ministry secretary-general Karyanto Suprih and Ambassador of Argentina to Indonesia Ricardo Luis Bocalandro signed a joint statement to establish a working group on trade and investment between the two countries.  The working group, said Bocalandro, would allow the two countries to discuss and resolve technical difficulties and nontariff measures that had been hampering bilateral trade. “Both nations are committed to increasing and diversifying our balance of trade, and we are very happy to have this working group already established in order to [...] cooperat...