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24-04-2018

Meeting with Indonesian Minister Pandjaitan at the Egmont Palace in Brussels

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018


On Tuesday morning, Secretary of State for Foreign Trade Pieter De Crem received the Indonesian Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan at the Egmont Palace in Brussels.

 

Indonesia is one of the most important Southeast Asian trading partners of our country. In 2016, it was Belgium’s 51st customer for an amount of 550 million euros and its 36th supplier for an amount of 1.2 billion euros. Belgium mainly exports chemical products, mineral products, and machinery & equipment. We mainly import footwear, textiles and plastics. Belgium companies provide world-class expertise in several sectors that are of vital importance for the development of the Indonesian economy, such as the maritime sector, the agrifood industry, energy and clean technology.

 

The meeting focused on the opportunities to strengthen bilateral trade with Indonesia.  


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