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SBY to focus on economy with Germany’s Merkel

  • Bagus BT Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, July 10 2012   /  09:26 am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, walks with Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa upon arriving at Halim Perdanakusuma airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday. (AP/Tatan Syuflana)(AP/Tatan Syuflana)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, walks with Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa upon arriving at Halim Perdanakusuma airport in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday. (AP/Tatan Syuflana)Just one day after discussing bilateral economic ties with Czech President Vaclav Klaus on Monday, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is slated to raise the same subject with the leader of the European Union’s largest economy, German Chancelor Angela Merkel .

Merkel will be the fourth European state leader to visit Indonesia this year. Yudhoyono met with Portuguese President Anibal Antonio Cavaco Silva in May and with British Prime Minister David Cameron about a month earlier.

“With the German chancellor, we aim to boost cooperation in five main sectors, namely trade and investment, technology, education, healthcare and science and research,” Coordinating Economic Minister Ha...