REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, LONDON -- Indonesian Ambassador to Senegal Mansyur Pangeren held a meeting with Senegalese Industry and Mining Minister Aly Ngouille Ndiaye to explore cooperation in the fields of industry and mining between the two countries.
The meeting was also aimed at introducing himself as the new Indonesian ambassador to Senegal, the Indonesian embassy in Dakar noted in a statement, Tuesday.
Indonesia is one of the world's main producers of palm oil, cacao, and rubber.
Several strategic industries, such as aircraft manufacturer PT Dirgantara Indonesia, military equipment manufacturer PT Pindad, state shipbuilding industry PT PAL, and railway company PT INKA have the capability of producing quality products for exports.
Indonesia is open to forging cooperation with Senegal in various potential sectors, he affirmed.
Minister Ndiaye has invited Indonesian businessmen to invest in the mining field in his country.
Senegal has huge potential in mining phosphate, titanium, gold, platinum, iron ore, uranium, zircon, leucoxene, rutile, and ilmenite, among others.
The minister hoped Indonesia will help develop Senegal's economy by establishing economic cooperation and investing in the mining sector.
Indonesia is a large country having potential to establish economic cooperation with Senegal, the minister added.