PM John Key Bound for Indonesia to Talk Trade

Wellington, 12 Syawal 1437/17 July 2016 (MINA) – Trade Minister Todd McClay is hoping this week’s official visit by the Prime Minister to Indonesia will pave the way for more than double the trade with the country of 255 million people, Newstalk ZB reported.

McClay said the two-way trade currently sits at $1.6 billion, but an agreed target is aimed at $4 billion by 2024.

Renewable energy, food and beverage, aviation, and tourism are top of the list of New Zealand’s areas of expertise to be showcased at trade meetings over the next two days.

McClay said Indonesia is an important trade partner for New Zealand, as our 11th largest export market.

The trip marks John Key’s first visit with Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

Key will be accompanied by a business delegation. (T/R07/R01)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)