The Minister of Trade Zulkifli Hasan welcomed the interest of the United States (US) business world in increasing cooperation with Indonesia, especially in cooperation in digitizing micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and animal feed. The Minister of Trade Zulkifli Hasan also welcomed and conveyed to Indonesian business actors to respond in good faith.
This was convey by the Minister of Trade Zulkifli Hasan after meeting the Head of the Center for Policy and Senior Vice President-Research at the United States—ASEAN Business Council/US—ABC) Marc P. Mealy, Monday, 21 August 2023 in Semarang, Central Java . The meeting took place on the sidelines of the 55th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Meeting (55th AEM Meeting) and other related meetings.
The US-ABC delegation consisted of US-ABC officials and business people including from ADM, Amazon, Apple, Hasbro, Meta, SAP, and Visa.
Sidharto explaine that the 43rd ASEAN Summit in plenary and retreat format would be held on September 5 2023.
The following day a Summit between ASEAN. And partner countries will be held until September 7, 2023. On that same day, the East Asia Summit and Summit will be . ASEAN Plus Three.
Furthermore, on the sidelines of the Summit series, there will also be a bilateral meeting among the leaders presentd.
Attended by 27 State Leaders
It is estimated that there will be 27 leaders of countries and international organizations attending the 43rd ASEAN Summit in Jakarta later. This number includes leaders of EAS participating countries, leaders of the Pacific Island Forum (PIF), leaders of the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), as well as Executive Directors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.
The following day, a Summit between ASEAN and partner country will be held until September 7, 2023. On that same day, the East Asia Summit and Summit will be held. ASEAN Plus Three..
Several things were discus in the meeting. Among them, there are US entrepreneurs who want to develop the digitization of MSMEs, fodder and toys. We also hope for cooperation in the form of investment, not just trade,” said Trade Minister Zulkifli Hasan.
Business people also express their hopes for the Minister of Trade. To be involved in the implementation of the Digital Economic Framework Agreement. In Indonesia which has received recommendations from ASEAN member countries at the 55th AEM meeting.