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Indonesia says to become associate Opec member at Paris meet, alongside China and Mexico

Indonesia's Energy Minister Sudirman Said gestures during an interview with Reuters at his office in Jakarta, Indonesia, Sept 28, 2015.

[JAKARTA] Indonesia will become an associate member of Opec at a meeting in Paris in November, alongside China and Mexico, Indonesia's energy minister said on Thursday.

Energy minister Sudirman Said also said Indonesia would become a member of the International Energy Agency (IEA). "Our engagement with Opec, IEA and others is important," Mr Said told reporters, adding that the role would mean Indonesia would be more involved in international diplomacy and "form a bridge between oil producers and consumers."