12 Feb 2018
Dakar - Senegal: As both OIC member states, Indonesia is committed to assisting Senegal in the processing of Palm Trees as it is very urgent and appropriate to apply in Senegal. This was conveyed by M. Amar Ma'ruf, a representative of the KUKPTTOKI office when he met with FONSIS (Fond Sovereign Senegal) leaders in Dakar earlier this week.
It is said by Amar, Senegal should be given attention to accept best practices or commonly known as reverse linkage program (exchange best model) related to processing of “Aren tree”.
In the eyes of Senegal, Indonesia is a model of development, especially in terms of research on forestry and agricultural products.
With the reverse linkage is expected to enrich the reference and application of appropriate technology applications for Senegal.
As a follow up, FONSIS will visit Gorontalo Province and Boalemo Regency to explore the cooperation. Indicated by the FONSIS leader, the visit will be conducted in April before the implementation of Indonesia-Africa Forum 2018.
Ambassador Mansyur who led the delegation welcomed the cooperation plan and invited FONSIS to immediately realize the visit to Boalemo Regency.
"FONSIS is expected to facilitate cooperation between Ziguinchor and Boalemo-Gorontalo Provinces so that both countries can benefit from the cooperation," said the Ambassador.
FONSIS reportedly has a capital asset of 1 billion US Dollars.
The growth of national funding institutions such as FONSIS which is active in the field of investment in the leading sectors such as agriculture, energy and mining is believed to encourage and open opportunities for economic activities and community empowerment.