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Russia and Indonesia plan to increase the volume of bilateral trade from 3 to 5 billion dollars

The Minister of Economic Development of the Russian Federation, Alexei Ulyukayev, held a meeting with the Minister of Commerce of the Republic of Indonesia, Rakhmat Gobel, the press service of the Ministry of Economic Development reported.

Opening the meeting, Alexey Ulyukaev noted that over the period from 2009, the trade turnover between Russia and Indonesia increased more than 3 times and in 2013 amounted to almost 3 billion dollars. However, Russia and Indonesia have set themselves the task of increasing bilateral trade over the next two years from 3 to 5 billions of dollars.

In this regard, the Ministers discussed a number of projects of Russian-Indonesian cooperation: the creation of JSC Russian Railways by 2016 of transport infrastructure for the transportation of coal to the island. Kalimantan, construction of a bauxite-alumina complex in West Kalimantan, creation of a monitoring system for the 200-mile exclusive economic zone of the Republic of Indonesia, as well as satellite broadcasting based on technologies and under the control of a Russian holding.

The Minister of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia, Rahmat Gobel, supported the initiative to create a joint Working Group on priority investment projects, proposed by his Russian counterpart Alexei Ulyukayev. The implementation of such projects, in his opinion, will contribute to the creation of new jobs in Indonesia and the fight against poverty, which is one of the priorities for this country.

In addition, Indonesia is considering expanding the supply of fresh and canned fruits, fish products and seafood to the Russian market.

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