AmCham Indonesia and the US-Indonesia Society held an exclusive lunch meeting in Jakarta on Thursday for a delegation of American legislators and top Indonesian officials. (Photo courtesy of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs)

US Congressional Delegation Visits Jakarta to Talk Business and Legislation

BY : JEREMY SIREGAR & MUHAMAD AL AZHARI

AUGUST 02, 2019

Jakarta. AmCham Indonesia and the US-Indonesia Society hosted an exclusive lunch meeting in Jakarta on Thursday for a delegation of American legislators, who spent a few hours in conversation with Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan and Communication and Information Technology Minister Rudiantara.

The lunch took place at the Fairmont Hotel in South Jakarta and included a sharing session between the top officials. 

AmCham Indonesia and the US-Indonesia Society (Usindo) held an exclusive lunch meeting on Thursday that was attended by Indonesia
Minister Luhut delivers the keynote speech. (Photo courtesy of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs)

Minister Luhut delivered the keynote speech at the luncheon, updating the US delegation on current Indonesian economic policies. The American legislators later shared their views on the Indonesian economy and business conditions.

The US delegation was led by Congressmen David Price from North Carolina's 4th congressional district and Vern Buchanan from Florida's 16th congressional district.

The other legislators were Congresswoman Susan Davis and Congressmen Gerry Connolly, Neal Dunn and John Rutherford.

AmCham Indonesia and the US-Indonesia Society (Usindo) held an exclusive lunch meeting on Thursday that was attended by Indonesia
US Congressman Vern Buchanan, left, during his speech. (Photo courtesy of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs)
AmCham Indonesia and the US-Indonesia Society (Usindo) held an exclusive lunch meeting on Thursday that was attended by Indonesia
Minister Luhut in conversation with US Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R. Donovan, Jr. (Photo courtesy of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs)

While in Indonesia, the US congressional delegation met with business leaders and talked about trade and investment.    

The members of the delegation are all active in the House Democracy Partnership, which is co-chaired by Price and Buchanan.

AmCham Indonesia and the US-Indonesia Society (Usindo) held an exclusive lunch meeting on Thursday that was attended by Indonesia
Lunch participants listen to Minister Luhut's speech. (Photo courtesy of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs)
AmCham Indonesia and the US-Indonesia Society (Usindo) held an exclusive lunch meeting on Thursday that was attended by Indonesia
The exclusive lunch meeting was attended by business leaders from Indonesia. (Photo courtesy of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs)
AmCham Indonesia and the US-Indonesia Society (Usindo) held an exclusive lunch meeting on Thursday that was attended by Indonesia
From left, US Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R. Donovan, Jr., Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan and US Congressman David Price. (Photo courtesy of the Coordinating Ministry for Maritime Affairs)

 

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