Jakarta, Dec. 5 -- Director General of International Trade Negotiations from the Ministry of Trade Iman Pambagyo hopes that Indonesia would become the hub for trade networks for ASEAN member countries.

"By actively participating in international trade, we hope Indonesia can have a place as the trade hub of South East Asia," he stated in Jakarta on Wednesday.

He further explained that there is no country in the world that has succeeded in prospering and achieving welfare by closing its economy. Therefore, there are still many countries currently presenting the process of accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO).

"It showed that the developing countries also believed that integrating into the multilateral trading system at the WTO i...