"So far, our trade balance is at US$2 billion, and we suffer a deficit because we import agricultural products from Argentina," Kalla told the press following the bilateral meeting.
Indonesia will increase its exports to Argentina and the matter will be discussed by the trade ministers of the two countries, Kalla noted.
A ministerial-level meeting will be held to follow up on the results of the talks between Kalla and Michetti, especially regarding efforts to intensify trade and investment cooperation between the two nations.
Michetti said Argentina wanted to explore cooperation with Indonesia in the fields of agriculture, food, and infrastructure development.
"There are many businessmen in Argentina interested in investing in Southeast Asia, and in Indonesia in particular," Michetti said.
Argentina is Indonesia's second largest trade partner in South America.
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