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President Jokowi receives US-ASEAN Business Council delegation

Jakarta (ANTARA) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) received a delegation of the United States-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (US-ASEAN) Business Council, led by its chairman Alexander C. Feidman, at the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta on Thursday.

Chief of the US-ASEAN Business Council for Indonesia L. V. Vaidyanathan was also present at the meeting.

At the meeting with some 50 businessmen grouped in the council, President Jokowi was accompanied by several Onward Indonesia Cabinet ministers comprising Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Arifin Tasrif, Trade Minister Agus Suparmanto, Communication and Informatics Minister Johny G. Plate, and Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Mahendra Siregar.

In his address, the president stated that Indonesia’s economic growth is relatively better in comparison with that of other nations.

“The Indonesian economic growth currently reaches an estimated five percent,” he added.

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