Increasing business ties between Indonesia and the United States is a key pillar of the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership...
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - American Ambassador to Indonesia Scot Marciel welcomed 24 business leaders from 22 US companies to Jakarta to explore business and investment opportunities in Indonesia, the US embassy said in a press statement here on Thursday.

"Increasing business ties between Indonesia and the United States is a key pillar of the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership and the companies represented on the AmCham Singapore trade mission represent leading firms that are seeking to opportunities to expand trade, partnership and prosperity in both our countries," said Ambassador Marciel.

The American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Singapore, in cooperation with the U.S. Embassies in Jakarta and Singapore, organized the delegation of leading companies to meet with government officials and business leaders during the visit in Indonesia on April 15-17.

Ambassador Marciel`s colleague, U.S. Ambassador to Singapore David I. Adelman, led the delegation, highlighting the strong US interest in expanding business ties between the United States and Indonesia.

The discussions over the last three days highlighted the significant opportunities in Indonesia for these companies.

Ambassador Adelman said, "American businesses are proven leaders in innovation and technology that bring global best practices in the marketplace and in the community."

AmCham Singapore Board of Governors member Elizabeth Hernandez, who is Hewlett Packard`s Vice President, Government Relations for Asia-Pacific and Japan, said, "Indonesia is a rapidly developing country with a large, emerging middle class and the strong ties between the United States and Indonesia offer a climate conducive to new business opportunities."

The 24 delegates, representing a wide range of U.S. businesses, met with senior-level government and business officials from the Ministries of Energy and Mineral Resources, Finance, Health, Education and Trade, as well as the Chairman of the Investment Coordinating Board. The mission included discussions with local chambers of commerce and country experts, networking with businesses operating in Indonesia, and meetings with government leaders.

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