Senegal invites Indonesia to build palm oil refinery

London (ANTARA News) - Senegal has invited Indonesia to build a palm oil refinery to meet its domestic needs, which reach 150 million tons per year, a Senegalese minister stated.

Senegalese Minister of Commerce, Informal Sector, Local Product Consumption and Production and Small and Medium Enterprises Alioune Sarr made the remarks while receiving Indonesian Ambassador to Senegal Mansyur Pangeran to explore the possibility of cooperation to enhance bilateral ties, particularly in the fields of trade and small and medium businesses.

The ambassador noted in an e-mailed statement to London-based ANTARA correspondent that Indonesia-Senegal economic cooperation had great potential to develop in future.

He pointed out that Indonesias exports to Senegal, included palm oil and its derivative products, textiles, furniture, detergents, and food and beverage, while its imports from the West African country comprised peanuts, cashew nuts, cotton, and frozen fish.

Meanwhile, Sarr remarked that Senegal was in the process of building an industrial estate in Diamniadio City, located some 40 kilometers from the capital Dakar.

He expressed hope that Indonesia will benefit from the opportunity to invest there by setting up industries.

Indonesia is currently the worlds largest palm oil producer.

Sarr further expressed hope that Indonesia would participate in the 25th Foire Internationale de Dakar to be held in December this year.(*)4:48:14