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President Jokowi Seeks Geothermal Cooperation with New Zealand

Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar (ANTARA News) – President Joko Widodo, or popularly known as Jokowi, during a bilateral meeting with New Zealands Prime Minister Jon Key on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Myanmar, on Thursday, offered cooperation in geothermal development.

“The good bilateral relations between Indonesia and New Zealand will be further enhanced if we establish concrete investment cooperation such as developing a geothermal power plant,” Jokowi affirmed.

According to Jokowi, New Zealand had ample experience in developing geothermal power plants, and it would be a positive step if the country developed the technology in Indonesia. Jokowi said his administration was ready to assist any potential investor who wants to come to Indonesia.

“We will help during the process,” Jokowi noted.

In the meantime, New Zealands Prime Minister Jon Key expressed his appreciation to Jokowi for his offer. He also congratulated Jokowi for being inaugurated as Indonesias President for the period of 2014–2019.

President Jokowi and Prime Minister Jon Key met on Thursday on the sidelines of the 25th ASEAN Summit in Myanmar, which was held on November 12–13.

President Jokowi is scheduled to attend the G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia, on November 15–16.

Source : www.antaranews.com, Thursday, 13 November 2014