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Jakarta Post

Natuna tuna: RI invites Vietnamese firm to buy area’s fish

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, January 17 2020   /  02:18 am

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has encouraged Vietnam to increase its imports of Indonesian seafood and has invited the country to invest in several Indonesian fisheries, including Natuna where foreign poachers often operate.Retno was in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday for a short stopover before joining the ASEAN foreign ministers' meeting on Thursday in the coastal city of Nha Trang.Retno met Nguyen Thi Thu Sac, general director of Hai Nam Company Limited, a fish company based in Ho Chi Minh City, on Wednesday.Last year, the company imported about US$2.5 million of seafood from Indonesia. The company exports seafood to the United States, Japan, Europe and Taiwan."In addition to increasing imports of Indonesian fisheries products, Indonesia also hopes Hai Nam Co. Ltd. can invest in a joint venture with an Indonesian company to build a fish processing factory in Indonesia,” Retno said on...