Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Vice President Jusuf Kalla held a coordination meeting with ministers in the field of economy at Vice President`s Palace in Jakarta on Friday to boost investment and exports in Indonesia.
Based on Antara`s observation, the closed-door meeting was attended by Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani and Head of Investment Coordinating Board Thomas Lembong.
Chairman of Vice Presidential Team Sofyan Wanandi said at the meeting, Kalla urged related ministers to seriously identify issues that have hampered Indonesia`s investment and commodity exports.
"Now, we are looking for ways to accelerate the investment growth as our investment and exports are currently declining, so what we should do. All sorts of problems are elaborated during the meeting," Wanandi said after attending the meeting.
?Ministers should completed some homework from Kalla within two weeks to identify problems that hinder investment and exports.
"Within two weeks, the ministers will announce several significant issues, so we can explore some possibilities to solve the barriers in short, medium and long term," he said.
The coordination meeting was a follow up meeting of President Joko Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla a few days ago at the Vice President`s Office in Jakarta. During the meeting, Widodo asked Kalla to resolve the issues of investment in Indonesia.
"President asked me and all the ministries to overcome and study the issues of investment," Kalla said.
Widodo said efforts to increase investment and exports are key to boosting economic growth in Indonesia.
"Increasing investment and export is the key to improve our economy," he said.
Reported by Fransiska Ninditya
Editor: Heru Purwanto
Source: Antara News