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House grills Foreign Ministry on economic diplomacy

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, November 14 2019   /  02:14 am
Head honchos: Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi (right) introduces her team to the new members of the House of Representatives foreign affairs commission (not pictured) as Deputy Foreign Minister Mahendra Siregar looks on. (Antara/Aditya Pradana Putra)(right) introduces her team to the new members of the House of Representatives foreign affairs commission (not pictured) as Deputy Foreign Minister Mahendra Siregar looks on. (Antara/Aditya Pradana Putra)

Head honchos: Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi (right) introduces her team to the new members of the House of Representatives foreign affairs commission (not pictured) as Deputy Foreign Minister Mahendra Siregar looks on. (Antara/Aditya Pradana Putra)The House of Representatives’ foreign affairs commission has called on the Foreign Ministry to step up efforts to boost economic diplomacy, pointing to the United States-China trade war and measures taken against Indonesian palm oil as major issues that have slowed economic growth.Officials from the two institutions met for the first time on Tuesday, with House Commission I member Ilham Pangestu from the Golkar Party raising his concerns over the ongoing trade war and its potential impacts on Indonesia.“This would, of course, greatly affect the Indonesian economy in terms of trade and investment, so what are the threats and opportunitie...