BUMN ready to send trade mission to Papua New Guinea: minister

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BUMN is ready to carry out a trade and investment mission to Papua New Guinea

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Public Enterprises (BUMN) is ready to conduct a trade and investment mission to Papua New Guinea, Public Enterprises Minister Erick Thohir has said.

“BUMN is ready to lead a trade and investment mission to Papua New Guinea,” Thohir posted on his official Instagram account. @erickthohir from Jakarta on Thursday.

Effort must be made so that cross-border trade and the economic pulse of people in border areas can recover, the minister added.

“It is important that Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, which are directly adjacent, strengthen their cooperation,” he said.

The key to post-pandemic recovery is solidarity and mutual cooperation, Thohir noted.

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“Not only between us in society, but also between countries. It is also the direction of President Joko Widodo when he met with the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea, James Marape,” he said. .

Previously, President Widodo tasked four ministers along with a delegation from the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) and businessmen to send a trade and investment mission to Papua New Guinea.

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The Head of State also stressed the importance of establishing a bilateral investment agreement between Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

The President appointed Minister of State Enterprises, Thohir; the Minister of Public Works and Social Housing, Basuki Hadimuljono; the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, Arifin Tasrif; and the Minister of Commerce, Muhammad Lutfi, responsible for facilitating and ensuring the security of investors from the two countries.

Furthermore, President Widodo also emphasized the importance of connectivity between the two countries by land, sea and air.

Indonesian construction companies should explore opportunities related to the construction of connectivity facilities and infrastructure in Papua New Guinea.

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