Indonesia, China hold international energy forum

Indonesia, China hold international energy forum

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan (left) receives a token from Indonesian Ambassador to China Djauhari Oratmangun prior to attending the 6th Indonesia-China Energy Forum (ICEF) in Beijing on July 8-10, 2019. (ANTARA/Irfan Ilmie, Azizah Fitriyanti)

Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia and China held the 6th Indonesia-China Energy Forum (ICEF) in Beijing on Wednesday in a bid to push foreign direct investment into both nations.

The forum was also held to facilitate Indonesian and Chinese business players in the field of energy to explore business potentials of both sides.

"The 6th ICEF was fruitful to develop domestic energy sufficiency in each country," Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Director General of Electricity, Rida Mulyana noted in a statement received here on Wednesday.

During the forum, Indonesian Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan and those from China's National Energy Administration and National Development and Reform Commission held discussions to boost bilateral cooperation in the energy field.

Minister Jonan brought along 40 delegation members comprising government officials, experts, and businesspersons, who met with their Chinese counterparts and held discussions on several topics pertaining to the energy sector, including green electricity and renewable energy as well as traditional energy resources, such as oil, gas, and coal.

The 5th ICEF was organized in Jakarta during which both sides had inked a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in the field of energy. Related news: Indonesia, China discuss transfer of energy technology at 6th ICEF

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