Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Opens Agricultural Export Access to Friendly Countries

Jakarta – Collaboration between Indonesia and partner countries in matters of agriculture and food will continue to be improved. This was revealed by the Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo at the Breakfast Meeting with the heads of representatives of friendly countries, at the Ritz Carlton hotel, Mega Kuningan District, Jakarta, Thursday, December 19, 2019.Mentan Syahrul said that the food issue was a joint issue and Indonesia had a commitment to increase production and meet food needs both for domestic consumption and exports.

“Indonesia has achieved a surplus of rice production which is a staple food source in various countries. God willing, next March there will be a big harvest. We are ready to send our best rice to all ambassadors,” Syahrul said.

In front of representatives of friendly countries, Minister of Agriculture Syahrul explained that the main objective of this meeting was to build synergy of Indonesia with all friendly countries that have strong potential for cooperation.

“The main focus of Indonesian thought and policy in achieving the goal of developing food security is to increase production. Therefore, we expect support from the Ambassadors regarding our plans to export our agricultural products,” said Syahrul.

The Ambassador of Brunei Darussalam, Dato Yussof and the Ambassador of Ethopia, Admasu Tsegaye, in the dialogue session expressed their gratitude and appreciation for the cooperation that had been forged. They hope that cooperation can be expanded in the field of research and joint research in agriculture. The Head of the Food Security Agency (BKP), Agung Hendriadi, in the same place explained that the follow up to this event was the signing of a Letter of Intent between the Ministry of Agriculture represented by the Head of the BKP and the Ambassador of the partner country.

Besides Brunei Darussalam, Ethiopia, there were also representatives from countries from Bangladesh, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand, Sudan, Malaysia, Timor Leste, the Philippines, Syria, China, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the Philippines and Kazakhstan.

 

Language : Bahasa Indonesia

 

Jakarta – Kolaborasi Indonesia dan negara-negara mitra dalam persoalan pertanian dan pangan akan terus ditingkatkan. Hal itu diungkapkan Menteri Pertanian Syahrul Yasin Limpo  pada acara Breakfast Meeting bersama kepala perwakilan negara-negara  sahabat, di hotel Ritz Carlton, Kawasan Mega Kuningan, Jakarta, Kamis, 19 Desember 2019.Mentan Syahrul mengatakan bahwa isu pangan adalah isu bersama dan Indonesia memiliki komitmen untuk  meningkatan produksi serta pemenuhan kebutuhan pangan baik untuk konsumsi dalam negeri maupun ekspor.

“Indonesia telah mencapai surplus produksi beras yang menjadi sumber pangan pokok di berbagai negara. Insyaa Allah, bulan Maret tahun depan panen raya. Kami siap mengirim beras terbaik kami ke negara ambassador semua,” kata Syahrul.

Di hadapan perwakilan negara- negara sahabat, Mentan Syahrul menjelaskan bahwa tujuan utama dari pertemuan ini adalah untuk membangun sinergi Indonesia dengan seluruh negara sahabat yang memiliki potensi kerja sama yang kuat.

“Fokus utama pemikiran dan kebijakan Indonesia dalam mencapai sasaran pembangunan ketahanan pangan adalah peningkatan produksi. Karena itu, kami mengharapkan dukungan melalui para Duta Besar terkait rencana kami untuk ekspor produk pertanian kami,” ungkap Syahrul.

Dubes Brunei Darussalam, Dato Yussof dan Dubes Ethopia, Admasu Tsegaye,  dalam sessi dialog menyatakan rasa terima kasih dan apresiasi atas kerja sama yang selama ini terjalin. Mereka berharap kerja sama bisa diperluas dalam bidang riset dan penelitian bersama dalam bidang pertanian. Kepala Badan Ketahanan Pangan (BKP), Agung Hendriadi, di tempat yang sama menjelaskan bahwa tindak lanjut acara ini adalah penandatanganan Letter of Intent antara Kementan yang diwakili oleh Kepala BKP dengan Duta Besar negara mitra.

Selain Brunei Darussalam, Ethiopia, hadir juga perwakilan negara dari Bangladesh, Singapura, Saudi Arabia, Selandia Baru, Sudan, Malaysia, Timor Leste, Filipina, Syiria, China, Papua New Gini, Srilanka, Turki,  Filipina dan Kazhakstan.

 

 

Source : Minstry of Agriculture