Polish and Indonesian dialogue

Tuesday, 21 November 2017 r.

Yesterday afternoon, Krzysztof Jurgiel, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, held the meeting with the delegation of the representatives of the Parliament of the Republic of Indonesia headed by the Vice-Chairman of the House of Representatives, Fadli Zon.

Photo. Meeting of Minister Krzysztof Jurgiel with the representatives of the Indonesian Parliament

Photo. Meeting of Minister Krzysztof Jurgiel with the representatives of the Indonesian Parliament

The aim of the meeting was to discuss the capacities to strengthen cooperation in the area of agriculture between Poland and Indonesia.

According to Minister Krzysztof Jurgiel, intensification of economic cooperation requires further dialogue on eliminating the barriers in accessing the market.  He requested support in possibly the most seamless finalisation of the procedures related to access of the Polish agri-food products to the Indonesian market, including in particular Polish apples highbush blueberry and informed also on the interest of the Polish entrepreneurs in exporting high-quality beef on this market. In addition, the Minister has also encouraged the Indonesian partners to familiarise with the Polish agri-food sector offer during the largest fair and exhibition events to be organised in Poland in 2018.

In 2016, total export value of the Polish agri-food products to Indonesia amounted to EUR 27.5 million with the leading position of rennet whey reaching the value of EUR 15.2 million that accounts for ca. 55% of the Polish export to the Republic of Indonesia.