Indonesia wants to buy Mozambican cotton

26 May 2006

Maputo, Mozambique, 26 May – Indonesia plans to buy cotton from Mozambique, Mozambique’s Minister for Industry and Trade, António Fernando said Thursday in Maputo.

Speaking at the end of a meeting with his Indonesian counterpart, Mari Pangestu, Fernando said that Indonesia already used some Mozambican cotton in its industry, but bought it via European intermediaries and now planned to buy it directly from Mozambique.

The minister added that he expected technical help from Indonesia in developing agricultural industries, particularly to improve the quality of cotton produced in Mozambique.

Indonesia’s Trade Minister traveled to Mozambique with a delegation of business people from the agricultural and textile sectors of his country. (macauhub)