Subject: TEMPO: Megawati says Grab Business Opportunities in Timor Leste

President Megawati Soekarnoputri: We Have to Grab Business Opportunities in Timor Leste

22 May 2002 21:8:50 WIB

TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta :Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri has ordered Indonesian businessmen to grab business opportunities in Democratic Republic of Timor Leste.

In connection with this, she also ordered all governors of Eastern Indonesian provinces, particularly Sulawesi provinces, to come to Dili and open trade relations there.

"We have to grab business opportunities in East Timor as the country has huge economic potential," said Gorontalo governor Fadel Muhammad after a meeting with the president that was held at the State Palace in Jakarta on Wednesday afternoon (22/5).

Responding to the President's statement, Muhammad said that Indonesian businessmen might establish businesses in the agricultural sector, especially as regards cacao and corn.

However, this matter must be first be coordinated with the Minister of Agriculture. (Multazam-Tempo News Room)

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