Dutch King to Hold Dialogue with Indonesian Farmers on Sustainable Palm Oil
Dutch King Willem-Alexander will pay a state visit to Indonesia from 10 to 13 March 2020. In trying to figure out implementation of sustainable palm oil, Dutch King Willem-Alexander hold a dialogue with palm oil farmers in Central Kalimantan.
THE HAGUE— Dutch King Willem-Alexander will pay a state visit to Indonesia from 10 to 13 March 2020. In trying to figure out implementation of sustainable palm oil, Dutch King Willem-Alexander hold a dialogue with palm oil farmers in Central Kalimantan.
Talking to Indonesian journalists, Wednesday (19/2/2020), King Willem-Alexander said that several issues will be discussed during the visit. In the four days visit, King Willem-Alexander will pay a visit Yogyakarta, Palangkaraya in Central Kalimantan, and Toba Lake in North Sumatera.
In Kalimantan, King Willem-Alexander will hold a number of meetings and dialogue with palm oil farmers on sustainable palm oil as well as environment issues. The Netherlands is at the forefront of sustainable palm oil use in Europe.
Earlier, Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok said that the Netherlands is not backing the European Union biofuel ban that targets Indonesia-produced crude palm oil (CPO). Blok asserted that this issue must not be dragged out any further and Indonesia must pursue a sustainable way of producing CPO.
On the first day visit, Dutch Delegation which includes five ministers and 130 business leaders will visit Bogor Presidential Palace to hold a discussion. President Joko Widodo and King Willem-Alexander will hold discussion at Cafe Dedaunan, Bogor Botanical Garden.
On the second day, the delegation will visit Keraton Yogyakarta, Gadjah Mada University, and Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta. On the third day, the delegation will visit Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan.
On the last day visit, the Dutch delegation will visit Toba Lake and Del Institute of Technology in North Sumatera to hold discussion on water treatment, tourism, as well as technology application in education. ***