Foreign Affairs/US-Indonesia Relations

Ross To Visit Indonesia

United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross will lead a Business Delegation to the Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Bangkok, Thailand and subsequently to Indonesia and Vietnam from November 3-8, 2019. This mission supports President Trump’s goals of accelerating U.S. commercial activity in the region, supporting job-creating export opportunities for U.S companies, and meeting the region’s needs for economic growth and development. This mission will demonstrate the United States’ commitment to sustained economic partnerships in Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. Ross will be in Indonesia November 5-6.

Secretary of State Pompeo Offers Condolences on Passing of President Habibie

“On behalf of the Government of the United States, I want to convey my deepest condolences to former President B.J. Habibie’s family and the people of Indonesia on his passing. President Habibie led his country and people through a key period of Indonesia’s remarkable democratic transition, and made lasting contributions to Indonesia’s economic development, including through his commitment to promoting science and technology. In this time of mourning, please accept our deepest sympathy and reassurances that the United States will long remember President Habibie’s friendship and his dedication to his country.” For decades Habibie was Indonesia’s leading technologist, recruited by President Soeharto to return from an executive position at Messerschmidt in Germany to build a local aircraft industry.