Indonesian President Zoko went to the United States: seeking investment in domestic industries, green energy and digital economy

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Indonesian President Zoko went to the United States: seeking investment in domestic industries, green energy and digital economy

2022-05-15 12:09:29 14 ℃

From May 12th to 13th, Indonesian President Zoko participated in the ASEAN-the United States Special Summit in Washington, DC. During his visit to the United States, Zoko promoted the huge potential of Indonesia in industrial raw materials, green energy, and digital economy to the United States. It is hoped that American companies can increase investment in Indonesia.

On May 12, 2022, local time, Washington, USA, was held for two days. The picture shows Indonesian President Zoko Victor. People's visual map

Zoko actively "sell"

According to Indonesia's "Jakarta Global News" reported on May 13, Indonesia has been actively seeking investors, and the Indonesian government tries to show the investment potential of Indonesia to the outside world. During his visit to the United States, Zoko tried to attract American companies with Indonesia's rich natural resources and strong digital economic growth.

In his speech, Zoko emphasized that Indonesia has a population of 270 million, and most people are in production age; Indonesia is rich in natural resources. For example, Indonesia is one of the world's largest nickel production countries, and nickel is a key component of stainless steel and lithium ion batteries. The nickel industry has promoted the development of Indonesia's stainless steel industry. Zoko expects that the industrial changes promoted by nickel can continue to promote the development of the Indonesian new renewable energy industry including lithium batteries and electric vehicles.

Zoko also said that there are 4,400 river water supply stations in Indonesia, and geothermal energy and solar power have potential. In terms of digital economy, Zoko said that the digital economy value of Southeast Asia will reach 330 billion US dollars (about RMB 2240.4 billion) in 2025; Indonesia's digital economy is also expected to achieve an annual growth rate of 20%, which is expected to reach $ 146 billion in 2025 Essence Indonesia currently has 2346 Internet startups.

According to Reuters on the 13th, Chevron and Exxon Mobil have signed an agreement with the Indonesian state -owned energy company PT Pertamina (PERTM.UL) to explore Indonesia's low -carbon business market. The agreement signed by the aforementioned US company was signed by Indonesian officials when they visited the United States to participate in the ASEAN-the United States Special Summit.

According to Reuters reported on May 9, Zoko hopes that American entrepreneurs Musk will be able to meet with him to invest in Indonesia's nickel industry.

Indonesia has its diplomatic persistence

According to Indonesia's "International Daily", during the visit to the United States, Zoko attended a dinner with President Biden on May 12. The leaders of ASEAN countries unanimously recommended Zoko as a representative of toasting to Byndun. In a speech, Zoko said that the ASEAN-the United States Special Summit was the best time to reach ASEAN-the United States' comprehensive strategic partnership.

However, comprehensive media reports, ASEAN and the United States have not officially announced the establishment of a comprehensive strategic partnership after the Special Summit was held, but promised to establish a comprehensive strategic partnership in November this year.

Indonesia is the rotating chairman of the G20 (G20) this year. In his speech, he hopes to ensure that the G20 can become a catalyst for the global economic recovery, especially to promote the progress of developing countries.

The Peninsula TV reported that despite the United States calling on Russia to start diplomatic isolation, Indonesia still determined to invite Russian President Putin to attend the G20 meeting. As a "compromise", Indonesia also welcomes Ukraine President Zelezki to attend the G20 meeting.

During the visit to the United States, Zoko said that the situation in Ukraine had an impact on the world economy, including rising food prices, energy and inflation, and the Ukraine crisis also caused huge humanitarian tragedies. Indonesian Foreign Minister Reituo also said that Indonesia hopes to see the situation in Ukraine as soon as possible.

Arsjad Rasjid, chairman of the Indonesian Industry and Commerce Association (Kadin) with an official nature (Kadin), commented on the South China Morning Post on May 13 that G20 members accounted for 85%of the world's GDP and the population accounted for two -thirds of the world. The status is very important; Indonesia firmly believes that the G20 split will be clumsy. The US support for Ukraine should not obstruct the United States 'participation in G20 and the United States' contact with Indonesia and ASEAN; , G20 should not be a battlefield for great powers.

According to the Japan Economic News, some actions launched by Indonesia in the United States in Southeast Asia also have reservations or opposition. For example, the United States, Britain, and Australia launched a "AUKUS" military agreement last September, including a plan to help Australia get nuclear -powered submarines, which caused strong opposition to Indonesia.