Ministry of Trade’s Annual Meeting

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The annual meeting was opened by Ministry of Tourism who described about the great potentials of Indonesian tourism. Mr. Arief Yahya, Minister of Tourism, mentioned that Indonesian tourism has contributed a lot to Indonesia’s economy and also employment.

Furthermore, the Minister of Industry, Mr. Airlangga Hartato also explained about the role of Indonesian manufacturing industry for export development. The head of BKPM (Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board), Mr. Tom Lembong, pointed out investment policy oriented to export to the participants of the meeting.

He added that the keys for investment in Indonesia are coordination, integration and standardisation. The meeting was continued with the discussion regarding economic diplomacy and the present global economic situation by Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Minister mentioned that representatives abroad should be active in trying to achieve their goals and objectives.

On the last session of the meeting, our Minister of Finance described the outlook of Indonesian economy in 2017. She also hoped that the trade policy could contribute to good economic growth. Moreover, the Minister of Trade added that Trade Attaché and ITPC should be proactive in increasing Indonesia’s export. However, not only international trade, the Ministry will also pay attention to domestic trade, especially for the basic alimentary goods.

At the end, The Minister of Trade, Mr. Enggartiasto Lukita, reminded the participants, especially the representatives abroad, about the results of this meeting and hopefully, they can implement the actions during daily work.

Source: The Official Twitter of Ministry of Trade of Indonesia

Photo Sources: The Official Twitter of Ministry of Trade of Indonesia

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