The four-day trip is taking place in light of Germany's increased engagement in the Indo-Pacific region
Jakarta (ANTARA) - German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is travelling to Indonesia to attend the G20 Summit and to some other Southeast Asian countries to strengthen international order and trade relations.

Chancellor Scholz departed on a trip to Southeast Asia on Saturday (November 12), the German Embassy in Jakarta noted in a statement on Monday.

One of the main agendas of the German Chancellor's visit is his participation in the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, preceded by stops in Vietnam and Singapore.

During his visit to Southeast Asia, Scholz will hold talks that focus on promoting free and open rules-based trade with Asia and strengthen global order and stability.

"The four-day trip is taking place in light of Germany's increased engagement in the Indo-Pacific region," the German Embassy stated.

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Chancellor Scholz is expected to arrive in Bali on Monday evening. The two-day G20 summit will then commence on Tuesday under the theme of the Indonesian G20 Presidency: "Recover Together, Recover Stronger".

In a total of three working sessions, the heads of state and government of the G20 members will exchange views on the key issues of global food security, sustainable energy transition, global health architecture, and digital transformation.

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Prior to the trip to Bali, the German Chancellor will have his first stopover in Hanoi to meet with Vietnamese government representatives and hold a business roundtable on Sunday (November 13).

In his second stopover in Singapore, Scholz participates in the 17th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business (APK) taking place on November 13-14 in Singapore.

Chancellor Scholz will travel back to Berlin on Wednesday evening (November 16).

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