23 Feb '12, 4am

Indonesian govt seeks to bolster economic diplomacy - AsiaOne

Indonesian govt seeks to bolster economic diplomacy - AsiaOne

Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono speaks in a news conference at the presidential palace in Jakarta February 13, 2012. The Foreign Ministry is having its biggest annual gathering in Jakarta, where a total of 85 ambassadors will hear directives from the president. By Hans David Tampubolon The Jakarta Post/Asia News Network Thursday, Feb 23, 2012 JAKARTA - The Foreign Ministry is having its biggest annual gathering in Jakarta, where over the course of a week, a total of 85 ambassadors will hear directives from President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and his team on how diplomacy should respond to the present geopolitical instability and the potentially deteriorating global economy. Wednesday saw the league of envoys spending long hours listening to members of the President's economic team. Deputy Finance Minister Mahendra Siregar said the gathering was necessary to p...

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