Indonesia will continue the ongoing negotiations on economic and trade partnership with the European Union despite a fresh spat following a leaked document about the EU’s plan to exclude biofuels derived from palm oil by 2021.
Negotiations on the Indonesia-EU Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IEU-EEPA) would continue as scheduled, so that the talks could be concluded by the end of this year, Trade Ministry international trade negotiations director general Iman Pambagyo said in Jakarta on Tuesday.
"We are hoping to seal the deal next year; that is our target," Iman told The Jakarta Post, adding that Indonesia and the EU had held eight rounds of negotiations on the EU-CEPA.
However, the government will, at the same time, review a chapter on sustainable dev...
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