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Jakarta Post

Indonesia, Germany set up advisory group

  • Frans Surdiasis

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, March 8 2013   /  12:17 pm

Indonesia and Germany have agreed to establish an advisory group to further strengthen economic and people-to-people relations between the two countries.

The team set up during the state visit of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono to the country, will provide their respective governments with recommendations and initiatives on how to boost relationships in the area of people-to-people contacts and business, the Indonesian Ambassador to Germany, Eddy Pratomo said on Wednesday.

“This Advisory Group is part of our effort to make concrete the cooperation between Indonesia and Germany as framed in the Jakarta Declaration. Now we’re translating the cooperation framework into real action,” Eddy said.

The team comprises eminent persons from the private sector such as businessmen, technocrats and religious leaders. The advisory group is expected to explore cooperation ...