The 9th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Meeting, was held in Bali, Indonesia from December 3-6, 2013, and aimed to “reinvigorate global trade” as stated by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) in his prepared opening remarks. His remarks stated that, “let us seize our opportunity. This is our chance to rebuild the credibility and confidence to our precious trade negotiating forum”. Minister of Trade, Gita Wirjawan, stated in his prepared remarks that it is important to ensure “the rest of the world that the multilateral trading system works; that the WTO remains the pre-eminent forum for negotiating new trade rules; and that it can deliver tremendous economic benefits to all its Members”.
Robert O. Blake, Jr. was sworn in on November 13, 2013 as U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia. He leaves for Indonesia next week.
Previously, Ambassador Blake was Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs. He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, previously serving...
On October 11, 2013, USINDO hosted an Executive Breakfast Discussion in Washington, D.C. with Dr. Muhammad Chatib Basri, Minister of Finance, Republic of Indonesia. Minister Basri discussed Indonesia’s recent economic challenges and the measures the government is taking to address them, and provided his views on current bilateral, regional, and global economic issues.
This event is part of USINDO’s Executive Breakfast Discussion...
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