Minister Johnston visits Indonesia to advance opportunities

by WA Government News | Sep 22, 2017
  • Bill Johnston to travel to Indonesia with a focus on jobs, energy, education and tourism
  • Visit will recommit WA's Sister State relationship with East Java 

Asian Engagement Minister Bill Johnston departs this weekend for a week-long trip to Indonesia to strengthen our State's relationship with our nearest neighbour.

Mr Johnston will travel to the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, as well as the cities of Surabaya and Bandung.

The visit will include meetings with government and business, universities, utilities, oil and gas company Pertamina and airline Garuda Indonesia.

The Minister will discuss why our State has a competitive advantage in the education, training, and mining and resources sectors.

While in Surabaya, he will take part in a ceremony marking the re-signing of our Sister State relationship with East Java.

Mr Johnston will also travel to Bandung in West Java, which is a special place for him having spent his final year of high school there as an exchange student.

Western Australia's exports to Indonesia were valued at $2.4 billion in 2016-17, up 31 per cent from the year before. Petroleum, wheat and iron ore were the most dominant commodities.

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