Jakarta (ANTARA News) - New Zealand Prime Minister John Phillip Key will undertake a three-day visit to Indonesia, starting July 17, particularly to boost economic ties.

Key will be accompanied by a delegation comprising government officials and CEOs, East Asia and the Pacific Director Edi Yusup of the Indonesian Foreign Ministry stated here, Thursday.

The New Zealand prime minister is scheduled to arrive on July 17 and to hold a bilateral meeting with President Joko Widodo on July 18.

The two leaders will also witness the signing of three memoranda of understanding, respectively in the areas of renewable energy, tourism, and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing.

During his second visit to Indonesia, Key is also scheduled to attend an ASEAN-New Zealand Business Forum, to visit a company in Cikarang, West Java, and to meet East Java governor in Surabaya.

Yusup said the visit is aimed at intensifying economic cooperation with Indonesia, particularly in the field of trade.

The bilateral trade value between Indonesia and New Zealand is expected to reach US$4 billion.

Indonesia is also keen to attract more investments from New Zealand, particularly in the dairy sector.

"We want to make Indonesia a production base for New Zealands dairy products," he affirmed.

Indonesia is also eager to increase cooperation in the renewable energy sector and learn about cattle breeding from New Zealand.(*)

Editor: Heru Purwanto
Copyright © ANTARA 2016