Foreign Affairs/US-Indonesia Relations

Indonesia’s Senior Economic Minister Meets US Ambassador Sung Kim

Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto met with the US Ambassador to Indonesia Sung Yong Kim on Wednesday, Oct. 19, following his visit to the US, to enhance bilateral ties between the two countries. During the meeting, the senior minister highlighted the US initiation in the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment (PGII) under which the US plans to allocate $600 billion. “Indonesia expects to be able to participate in the PGII initiation for strategic projects,” Airlangga said in a statement. The two leaders also discussed ways to improve economic and investment cooperation between the two nations. The trade volume between Indonesia and the US has so far reached $27.5 billion, an increase of 20.1 percent compared to the same period in 2021. The two countries aim to increase trade by $60 billion within the next several years. Meanwhile, Sung lauded the pandemic handling and economic recovery in Indonesia. (KOMPAS)