Ambassador Sarah Bianchi’s Travel to Jakarta, Indonesia

(Photo: State Dept. / Budi Sudarmo)

Deputy United States Trade Representative Sarah Bianchi traveled to Jakarta, Indonesia on July 17-18, 2023. Ambassador Bianchi used this visit to discuss the importance of reaching a high standard agreement under the Trade Pillar of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF).

(Photo: State Dept.)

In Jakarta, Ambassador Bianchi met with Indonesian government officials, including Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs Luhut Pandjaitan, Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs Vice Minister Edi Pambudi, and Vice Minister of Trade Jerry Sambuaga. During these meetings, Ambassador Bianchi thanked Indonesia for their continued support and engagement in IPEF negotiations and highlighted the importance of the U.S. – Indonesia bilateral trade relationship. During the visit, she also met with private sector and civil society stakeholders.

(Photo: State Dept. / Budi Sudarmo)

This engagement follows Ambassador Bianchi’s travel last month to Manila and Seoul to meet with government officials and stakeholders in order to advance momentum on IPEF and reach consensus in key areas.