IMPERIUMDAILY.COM – JAKARTA – Head of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) Bahlil Lahadalia assesses that the problems in Natuna waters, Riau Islands, will not affect Chinese investment in Indonesia.
“When talking about the Natuna issue and investing are two different things. Investment is a business relationship between the two parties. Meanwhile, if Natuna is a matter of sovereignty, “he said in a press release in Jakarta, Tuesday, January 7, 2020.
According to him, the solution to Natuna’s problem was at the level of good diplomatic relations. It is hoped that good diplomatic relations will support the investment process of both parties.
“My task is how to convince them (investors) how Indonesia is a positive place for investment,” he concluded.
President Joko Widodo previously stressed that there was no bargaining about the sovereignty of the Unitary Republic of Indonesia (NKRI) especially those related to state territories in Natuna, Riau Islands (Riau Islands).
“There is no such thing as bargaining about sovereignty, about our country’s territories,” President Joko Widodo said when opening the Plenary Cabinet Session at the State Palace in Jakarta on Monday.
He said it was related to the tense of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and China in the last few days because a number of Chinese fishing vessels still survive in the Natuna waters until now.
The foreign vessels are determined to catch fish which is about 130 miles from the waters of Ranai, Natuna.
While the TNI has deployed eight Republic of Indonesia (KRI) ships on patrol to safeguard Natuna waters, Riau Islands, until Monday (6/1). (ant / gas)