Fukuda leads Japanese business delegation to meet Jokowi

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on Wednesday met with former Japanese Minister Yasuo Fukuda at the head of a business delegation.

Fukuda as the president of the Association of Japanese-Indonesia with chief executives of major Japanese companies met Jokowi at the Merdeka palace.

Jokowi said the visit by Fukuda and the business leaders indicated Japanese confidence in Indonesia politically and economically.

"Fukuda said Indonesia fares much better than other countries on political and economic stability," the president said.

Among the members of the business delegation included Yutaka Iimura (vice president of Japan-Indonesia Association), Kazuo Ohmari (Sumitomo Corporation Chairman), Fumio Ohtsubo (Panasonic Corporation), Takahashi Yamauchi (Taisei President), Yoshiro Shigehisa (JGC Corporation, Chairman Emertus of JGC Group), Nobumitsu Hayashi (Japan Bank of International Corporation), Michihiko Ota (Marubeni Corporation Vice Chairman), Yutaka Sunohara (The Ports and Harbours Associaation of Japan, President), Shunsaku Miyake (JX Nippon oil and Gas Exploration), Tadashi Izawa (Managing director Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation), Ryuji Nishisaki (Managing Sumitomo poration).

Fukuda and group visit the country for three days ending July 28, 2016 . They are also scheduled to meet Vice President Jusuf Kalla and a number of cabinet ministers. (*)

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