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Jakarta Post

Six ministers to speak at US-Indonesia investment summit

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 26, 2018   /   01:36 pm
Six ministers to speak at US-Indonesia investment summit Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati (Antara/Muhammad Adimaja)

Six economic ministers are scheduled to speak in the United States-Indonesia Investment Summit, the sixth such event held under the auspices of Initiative Indonesia, a joint project of AmCham Indonesia and the US Chamber of Commerce, on Sept. 27 in Jakarta.

They are Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Ignasius Jonan, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto, Communications and Information Rudiantara, Manpower Minister Hanif Dhakiri, National Development Planning Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro and Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita

“The ministers will join with numerous business leaders and other government officials for what has become the premier bi-lateral US-Indonesia private sector event of the year,” according to a press statement issued by AmCham received on Wednesday.

US Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph Donovan is scheduled to give his remarks in the summit, while Sri Mulyani and Jonan are among its key speakers, along with John Goyer,  head of US Chamber of Commerce’s Southeast Asia office.

The annual investment report titled “Indonesia’s Journey,” which covers the country’s reform agenda over the last 20 years with a special focus on the first four years of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration, will be published during the event.

The report also compares Indonesia with the other ASEAN-5 countries (Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam) in indicators related to the ease of doing business, attracting foreign investors and economic cooperation with the US. It also looks specifically at Indonesia's sectoral issues (agriculture, consumer goods, extractive and so on) and includes interviews with key industry players. (bbn)