Kalla to meet executives of Sumitomo-Mitsui Banking Corporation

Tokyo (ANTARA News)- Vice President M Jusuf Kalla is scheduled to attend a hearing session with executives of Sumitomo-Mitsui Banking Corporation on the sidelines of the 23rd International Conference on the Future of Asia, here, Monday.

The session would discuss investment commitment of the Japanese banking corporation in Indonesia, Sofyan Wanandi, chairman of the Vice Presidents expert team, said here, Sunday.

"Its just a hearing session. We will convey our interests and hopes concerning Japanese investment," he said.

Kalla is also scheduled to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday evening.

Among issues to be discussed during the bilateral meeting will be development of mega projects such as Patimban seaport construction in Subang, West Java, Jakarta-Surabaya railway project, and other infrastructure development projects outside Java Island. Japan and Indonesia have also planned to establish cooperation in fishery.

Indonesia and Japan will commemorate 60 years of diplomatic relations in 2018.

Jusuf Kalla and his entourage arrived in Haneda International Airport, here, on Sunday morning for the conference to be organized by Nikkei on June 5 and 6.

Kalla and his wife Mufidah Jusuf Kalla were greeted by Indonesian Ambassador to Japan Arifin Tasrif, Defense Attache Colonel Ian Fuady, and Ambassador Kojiro Shiojiri, special assistant to the Japanese Foreign Minister and former Japanese ambassador to Indonesia.

His entourage comprises among others former Indonesian ambassador to Japan Muhammad Lutfi, Head of the Vice Presidential Secretariat Mohammad Oemar, his special staff in charge of economic and financial affairs Wijayanto, and Sofyan Wanandi.

The conferences theme is "Globalism At A Crossroads - Asias Next Move."

Prior to the conference, Kalla is scheduled to hold an internal meeting with Rachmat Gobel, chairman of the Gobel Panasonic Group, Indonesian former trade minister and concurrently head of the Indonesia-Japan Friendship Association (PPIJ).

Kalla is scheduled to return back to Jakarta on Tuesday at 5 p.m. local time.(*)