Jakarta: Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo received a courtesy call from Thai Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pramudwinai at the Freedom Palace in Central Jakarta on Wednesday.
"President encouraged ASEAN to support Myanmar in preparing peaceful, respectful, and voluntary repatriation process," Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi told journalists at the Presidential Palace Complex.
Thailand is currently the chair of ASEAN. The country is also a close partner of Myanmar.
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"Thai Foreign Affairs Minister reiterated his country's commitment to stabilize rubber prices in international markets," the Indonesian top diplomat noted
Thailand and Indonesia are top rubber exporters in the world. The countries are prone to declining rubber prices in international markets.
Quoting a report from the Central Statistics Agency (BPS), Indonesia recorded a trade deficit of US$8.57 billion in 2018. It was the highest ever recorded by the agency.
Indonesian exports reached US$180.06 billion in 2018. The number increased by 6.65 percent compared to 2017.
Indonesian non-oil and gas exports reached US$162.65 billion last year. The number increased by 6.25 percent compared to the previous year.
Quoting a report from the central statistics agency (BPS), Indonesian economy grew by 5.17 percent in 2018. It was Indonesia's highest annual growth in five years.
Indonesian economy is measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on the basis of the current price reaching Rp14,837.4 trillion and GDP per capita reaching Rp56 Million or US$3,927.
In terms of production, the highest growth was achieved by Other Service Business Fields at 8.99 percent. From expenditure side, the highest growth was achieved by the Non-Profit Institution Consumption Component Serving Households (PK-LNPRT) at 9.08 percent.
According to BPS, Indonesian economy grew by 5.18 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018. The growth was slightly stronger than earlier expectations.
In terms of production, growth was driven by all business fields, where the highest growth was achieved by Other Service Business Fields at 9.08 percent.
In terms of expenditure, growth was driven by all components, where the highest growth was achieved by the PK-LNPRT component of 10.79 percent.