Cooperation in the economic sector is a priority for Indonesian-German relations. This was stated by the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, Luhut B. Pandjaitan in his remarks representing the Government of the Republic of Indonesia as a guest of honor in the celebration of German Unification Day in Jakarta, Thursday (03/10/2019). In his remarks, he said that for a long time, Indonesia and Germany has established very good friendly relations.
“Economic and development cooperation is a key sector in this relationship. Our trade figures continue to show a positive trend. In 2018, Germany was the biggest trading partner for Indonesia. Moreover, in the same year, Germany was the top 5 of European investors in Indonesia, with a total value of US$280 million dollars. We hope the trade and investment figures will continue to increase,” said Luhut.
Minister Luhut B. Pandjaitan further explained that Indonesia and Germany also establish cooperation in vocational education and sustainable energy, as well as very significant maritime cooperation. (VOI / AHM)