Jakarta (Greeners) – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Issues, Luhut B. Pandjaitan, said on Tuesday 2/07/2019) that the recent G20 Summit held in Osaka, Japan, had resulted to positive impact for Indonesia, in particular on plastic waste.
“The G20 Summit was a success. President Joko Widodo received appreciation from leaders attended the event, it can be seen from pictures and videos. It also reflected on bilateral meetings which resulted positive and done in warm and friendly atmosphere,” said Minister Luhut in Jakarta on the event that was held on 28-29 June.
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Furthermore, he appreciated Japanese government, represented by Japan’s Minister of Environment, Tsukasa Akimoto, who considered Indonesia as the leader on waste issue.
“I met with Japan’s Minister of Environment, they thought of us as leading in plastic debris management, they also appreciate [efforts made] to revitalise Citarum [river], they’re interested to work with all parties. Japan will assist trainings for Indonesian scientists on waste monitoring, this will be global cooperation,” he said.
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In addition, Luhut said that there was a roundtable meeting Japanese companies. He stated his interests on world’s automotive company, Toyota, who is planning to develop electric car in Indonesia.
“Japan considers our country to be stable, they’re asking only for regulation to be ease off in Indonesia. Toyota will enter market in Indonesia, they understand that Indonesia can be the basis of electric car industry because of our lithium battery industry, our target is for Indonesia to become global player,” he said.
Reports by Dewi Purningsih