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Producers counter anti-palm oil campaign

  • Adrian Wail Akhlas

    The Jakarta Post

Kuala Lumpur   /   Thu, November 21 2019   /  01:34 am
Joining forces: Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto (second left) and Malaysian Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok (center) attend a press briefing at a ministerial meeting of palm oil producing countries in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.(JP/Adrian Wail Akhlas)(second left) and Malaysian Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok (center) attend a press briefing at a ministerial meeting of palm oil producing countries in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.(JP/Adrian Wail Akhlas)

Joining forces: Coordinating Economic Minister Airlangga Hartarto (second left) and Malaysian Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok (center) attend a press briefing at a ministerial meeting of palm oil producing countries in Kuala Lumpur on Monday.(JP/Adrian Wail Akhlas)Palm oil-producing countries Indonesia, Malaysia, Brazil, Honduras, Nigeria and Thailand have agreed to cooperate to face the growing campaign against palm oil and to promote the sustainability of palm oil production to increase exports of the commodity.The agreement was made during a ministerial meeting of the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said in his address at the International Palm Oil Congress and Exhibition that Malaysia and other producing countries should not hesitate to take countermeasures if importing countries decided to im...