Indonesia’s foreign policy prioritizes economic diplomacy

“Indonesia is a vast market with more than 260 million people. We need to take this as leverage in establishing mutually beneficial economic cooperation at the bilateral, regional and global levels” Jakarta (ANTARA) – Economic diplomacy has become the priority in Indonesia’s foreign policy for the 2019-2024 period. To conduct economic diplomacy, the Ministry of…

Indonesia risks palm oil exports if progress not made on sustainable cultivation, experts warn

The snail–like pace at which Indonesia is improving the sustainability of its palm oil agriculture in the face of mounting pressure from global trade players could jeopardize the commodity’s future, experts have warned. Among the critics of Indonesia’s palm oil agriculture management is Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) forestry expert and Center for International Forestry Research…