Kadin to discuss investment, trade with US VP

Kadin to discuss investment, trade with US VP

Rosan Perkasa Roeslani. (ANTARA/Rivan Awal Lingga)

When I spoke to the (US) embassy, they did not ask us to reduce our trade or exports to the US."
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) will meet the US delegation led by Vice President Michael Richard Pence here on Friday to discuss investment and trade potentials in the two countries.

"We will meet with him (Pence) tomorrow. We will discuss trade and investment issues," Kadin Chief Rosan Perkasa Roeslani said here on Thursday (April 20).

At the meeting, Kadin will raise the question of how to increase Indonesias exports to the US and vice versa, he stated.

"When I spoke to the (US) embassy, they did not ask us to reduce our trade or exports to the US. They want to increase exports to Indonesia. Therefore, the exports will not be reduced but will be increased," he noted.

He remarked that he will also check the Indonesian commodities which are in demand in the US at the meeting. Basically, the US needs goods and services from other countries.

Meanwhile, Pence expressed his belief that both countries will be able to scrap trade barriers, he said in a joint press briefing with President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) at the Merdeka Palace here.

He also expected the US to cooperate with Indonesia to make progress in the economic field, in particular.

He also expressed gratitude to the Indonesian government for its openness to start talks with the US team in the next few weeks. ***3***

(S012/INE)

Reported by Afut Syafril

EDITED BY INE/H-YH



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