A forum to introduce Vietnamese agricultural products and promote trade between the country and Indonesia was held by the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia on May 15 in Jakarta.

At the event, Vietnamese Ambassador to Indonesia Nguyen Xuan Thuy gave an overview of the economic cooperation between Vietnam and Indonesia in recent years with trade reaching 5.4 billion USD in 2014. The two sides are striving to raise the figure to 10 billion USD by 2020.

Meanwhile, Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN) Juan Gondokusumo pointed to the government’s policies towards small- and medium-sized enterprises, including those from agricultural and aquatic sectors.

Event participants were also introduced to Vietnam’s potential in producing and processing farm products.
Representatives from the Lotte Mart Corporation, which owns a chain of foods and shopping services in Indonesia, appreciated the quality of Vietnamese products, including rice, watermelon, lychee, dragon fruit, and other aquatic products.-VNA