Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia, Dr. Mari Elka Pangestu, visited Copenhagen, Denmark on 18 March 2013 and met Minister for Trade and Investment of Denmark, Pia Olsen Dyhr.
They discussed bilateral developments between Indonesia and Denmark.
The visit follows a Danish delegation to Indonesia earlier this month, headed by Pia Olsen Dyhr. Here the Minister and a large number of business Representatives visited the country to boost exports and launch a new trade strategy.
Both agreed on the importance of keeping the trading system open and ensuring confidence in the multilateral trading system. They discussed the need to be realistic and pragmatic in achieving progress with the multilateral trade negotiation. Both agreed regarding the importance of a successful outcome to ensure momentum and confidence to the multilateral trading system.
In the meeting, Minister Pangestu and Minister Dyhr also briefly discussed the Danish Emerging Market Strategy for Indonesia, especially regarding cooperation in creative industries, which are part of both ministers’ portfolio. Minister Dyhr had just visited Indonesia with a large private sector delegation.
Minister Pangestu is one among four ministers who are candidates for the Director General of the WTO. Other than the four ministers, there are five other candidates who are in the race. If elected as the new Director General, Dr. Pangestu would be the first woman to hold the position since the creation of the WTO.