Indonesia is finalizing a grand design for the development of Africa over the next five years.
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia will build concrete collaboration with Africa through a grand design of ongoing development for the next five years, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has said.

He delivered the statement at a press briefing after holding a bilateral meeting with Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu Hassan at Dar Es Salaam State House in Tanzania on Tuesday.

"Indonesia will walk the walk to realize concrete collaboration with Africa. Indonesia is finalizing a grand design for the development of Africa over the next five years," Jokowi said, according to a statement released on Tuesday.

He discussed a development plan aimed at revitalizing the agricultural sector in Tanzania, which included revitalizing the Morogoro Farmer's Agriculture and Rural Training Center.

As previously reported, besides the agricultural sector, Jokowi reiterated Indonesia's commitment to building health security in Tanzania by providing pharmacy products.

He said that an Indonesian pharmacy manufacturer will export its products to Tanzania for the first time.

Jokowi also expressed his intention of improving investment in the energy sector.

He said that investment in the sector is highly strategic and could strengthen cooperation between developing countries.

Jokowi also called for the establishment of a preferential trade agreement (PTA) between Indonesia and Tanzania to optimize bilateral trade.

Furthermore, he suggested the establishment of a bilateral investment treaty (BIT) to ensure the protection and continuity of investments of both countries.

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Translator: Yoanita Hastryka Djohan
Editor: Anton Santoso
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