(By thejakartapost.com)

Indonesia, the world’s largest producer of palm oil, has asked the European Union to ease the group’s regulations on palm oil imports, mainly to help Indonesian farmers benefit from the commodity’s export.

In a meeting with the European Council president, Herman van Rompuy, on Wednesday at the State Palace, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo personally asked the EU’s principal representative to ease the barriers to palm oil products in the union.

“We have asked him to help us solve this problem,” Jokowi told reporters after his 30-minute closed-door meeting with the former Belgian prime minister.

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