Jokowi Asks Britain to Lower Tariffs

Desi Angriani    •    Selasa, 28 Jul 2015 14:53 WIB
Jokowi Asks Britain to Lower Tariffs
President Joko Widodo (L) speaks to British Prime Minister David Cameron (R) on the balcony of the presidential palace in Jakarta on July 27, 2015. (Photo: AFP / ROMEO GACAD), Jakarta: British Prime Minister David Cameron, along with dozens of British companies leaders, met with President Joko Widodo at the State Palace, Jakarta. The President asked Britain to lower tariffs for Indonesian such as clothing, coffee, lumber and fish.

"I hope Britain may apply lower tariffs for Indonesian products," Jokowi stated at the State Palace, Medan Merdeka Utara, Jakarta, Monday (7/27/2015).

Aside from lowering tariffs, Jokowi also hope to apply free visa entry between the two countries. It is along with the free visa policy to 30 countries, including Britain.

"Free England visa to Indonesians, the issue had been discussed in the limited meeting," Jokowi stated.

At the meeting, Jokowi delivered the government's commitment to increase the relationship in the field of economy, energy, infrastructure and technology with the British government. Aside from that, the meeting was attended by 30 British companies.

The British companies representatives who had met with President Jokowi are from ACE Winches, Airbus Group UK, Arup, AT Engine Controls, Atkins, Aviva, Bango, Benoy, Blockchain, Concrete Canvas, Darktrace, EarthPort, FreshMinds, Heraeus Noblelight and Iwoca.

Also present were the leaders of JCB, Jardines, Laing Orourke, Lloyds of London, Oxford Products, Pennies, Qubit, RateSetter, RepKnight, Rolls-Royce, Surrey Satellite Technology, The Floow, UK Higher Education International Unit, Weir Group and Wessington Cryogenics. (Eps)

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