Manila. Vice President Jusuf Kalla attended Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) CEO Summit 2015, Summit Dialogue on Growth, taking the theme of “Securing Growth in a Volatile World: What is to Be Done?”, today at ShangriLa Hotel, Makati, Manila, the Philippines.

In the meeting, Vice President said, prominent Asia Pacific CEOs gave their positive response over economic stability of ASEAN countries, particularly Indonesia, amid the sluggish world economy.

Vice President also made the summit an opportunity to present the current development in Indonesia, including the new policy of simplifying the process to apply for an investment license.

During the uncertain economic condition, he added, investment in the form of capital flows to Indonesia is hoped to be contributing to the economic growth of the country.

“Indonesia still has a good prospect in the economy,” Mr Kalla said in front of the leaders of APEC member states, incuding Australia, Canada, Mexico, and Singapore. “With its economic growth reaching 4.73%, Indonesia is one of APEC member states whose economic performance is at the top chart after China,” he said.

Based on the data from the Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM), in the last five years, APEC member countries are dominating investment in Indonesia, contributing up to 77.5%, or equal to US$76 billions.

Other than economic inclusion as expected by APEC, Vice President reminded the organization to keep balance and make synergy with other economic groups, such as G20.

“This is to optimize the global economic stability,” he said.

In the meantime, Indonesia is also fighting for its crude palm oil (CPO) to be accepted in the global market.

“CPO is a development good, a commodity on which the life of many people rely. We will talk about this in details tomorrow,” said Mr Kalla after the meeting.