Kuala Lumpur (ANTARA) - Indonesian Palm Oil Businessmen Association (GAPKI) General Chairman Joko Supriyanto affirmed that the association, representing the palm oil industry players, fully supported the result of the Palm Oil Producing Countries' (CPOPC's) meeting.

"I am part of the CPOPC delegation, as an industry on palm oil and representing GAPKI. Of course, we strongly support the implementation, process, and results of the meetings reached by CPOPC in accordance with CPOPC's goal to fight the palm oil industry in both countries, including other countries that will later join," Supriyanto noted here on Wednesday.

The head of PT Astra Agro Lestari highlighted that as a palm oil industry player, he fully supports the key decisions reached at the CPOPC meeting.

"Some important points from the meeting that need to be conveyed to the public are mainly the common attention of Indonesia and Malaysia, as the largest palm oil industry countries, to the development in Europe," he remarked.

Supriyanto remarked that to this end, Indonesia and Malaysia remained committed and had agreed to make efforts to jointly seek the best possible solution to the problems in Europe.

The CPOPC meeting discussed several issues pertaining to the palm oil industry, including international trade policies and market access, business involvement and small farmers, and the 2030 UN agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

During the Joint Mission of the CPOPC Ministers in Brussels, Belgium, on April 8-9, 2019, the delegation had registered a firm stand on the draft Delegation Regulations and voiced their deep concern to the European Union (EU) leaders.

Both Malaysia and Indonesia confirmed that their governments were currently reviewing their relations with the EU and its member countries and remained committed to opposing the laws provided through the WTO Dispute Resolution Agency and other possible ways.

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Translator: Agus Setiawan, Bambang Purwant
Editor: Azizah Fitriyanti
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