Jokowi offers Indonesian spices as a souvenir to MotoGP riders
The souvenir we presented included various Indonesian spices, such as rendang spices, soto spices, chicken porridge, crackers, fresh spices and coffee products.
Jakarta (ANTARA) – Riders participating in the 2022 Pertamina Indonesia Grand Prix have received Indonesian spices as a souvenir to promote products from local businesses and showcase the various Indonesian spices, according to a government minister.
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) presented the Souvenir Spices to MotoGP riders at Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara on Sunday, March 20.
Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said the souvenir was presented under the coordination of the Indonesian Food and Beverage Industry Association (GAPMMI) as a sign of support. at the event.
“The souvenir we presented included various Indonesian spices, such as rendered spices, in a way to spices, chicken porridge, crackers, fresh spices and coffee products,” Pandjaitan noted in his statement here on Monday.
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For two years, GAPMMI has been the government’s strategic partner in the “Indonesia Spice Up the World” (ISUTW) program to promote Indonesian cuisine in the global market.
Apart from promoting Indonesian seasoning and spice brands and products in the global market, the program also targeted an export value of US$2 billion and four thousand Indonesian themed restaurants in the global market by 2024.
The Coordinating Minister noted that the promotional program could support the development of Indonesian-themed restaurants overseas and strengthen Indonesian gastrodiplomacy.
“Through the development and reactivation of Indonesian-themed restaurants overseas, it will boost our food exports, especially of Indonesian seasonings and spices,” Pandjaitan remarked.
He pointed out that several Indonesian foods, such as renderedfried rice, satay, in a way toand gado-gado salad, were introduced to the global public through various events.
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Several Indonesian spices, such as pepper, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and vanilla, were also promoted through their use as ingredients of Indonesian foods served during the event, he said. added.
As Indonesian spices had attracted European sailors to the Indonesian archipelago in the past, the “Indonesian Spice Up The World” promotion during the Mandalika MotoGP is expected to attract foreign tourists to revisit Indonesia in the future to enjoy more Indonesian dishes, noted Pandjaitan.
“We hope that through the MotoGP event, the ISUTW event will also attract foreign tourists to revisit Indonesia to taste Indonesian dishes,” remarked the coordinating minister.
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