“As the SIMP is being implemented, we provide such assistance to the Indonesian government and fishery companies,” Donovan noted.
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Before the SIMP assistance announcement, Donovan visited the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries in Jakarta on Thursday, November 7, and held a meeting with Minister Edhy Prabowo.
During the meeting, they discussed a partnership in the marine and fishery sectors, along with other potential partnerships.
“I wish for closer friendship and partnership between Indonesia and the US,” Prabowo said.
Donovan also noted the investment in the fishery sector with a US company, Forever Oceans Corporations (FOC), cooperating with the local government of North Sulawesi for the export of amberjack.