New Zealand Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia

Trade Minister Tim Groser Visits Indonesia

Minister Groser and Vice President Boediono. (Photo credit: Widodo S. Jusuf, Antara)

New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser visited Indonesia recently. Minister Groser is regarded as one of the world's leading experts on international trade. He was New Zealand's Ambassador to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Chair of Agricultural Negotiations for the WTO. The Minister also speaks Bahasa Indonesia, as he once served as the New Zealand Ambassador to Indonesia in the 1990s. In Jakarta, Minister Groser held meetings in Jakarta with Vice President Boediono, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa, Agricultural Minister Suswono, and Garuda CEO Emirsyah Satar to explore possible cooperation. During his time in the country, Minister Groser also attended the 43rd ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) in Manado, North Sulawesi. In Manado, he also had a meeting with Minister Mari Elka Pangestu to discuss follow-ups to increase trade cooperation between Indonesia and New Zealand.

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