Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Tasked to Coordinate Economic Diplomacy
Date 26 Oktober 2019
After his inauguration as Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs at the State Palace, Jakarta (25/10), Mahendra Siregar talked about his duties.
“Based on the President’s directives, tasks of Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs are, among others, coordinating all aspects of economic diplomacy starting from coordination during negotiation, promotion, as well as coordination among ministries on economic sector in international affairs,” Mahendra said on Friday (25/10).
For the record, President Jokowi on Friday (25/10) introduced 12 new Deputy Ministers of the Indonesian Onward Cabinet, among others:
- Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs: Mahendra Siregar;
- Deputy Minister of Defense: Sakti Wahyu Trenggono, a professional in exporting. He is also former General Treasurer of the Jokowi-Ma’ruf National Campaign Team;
- Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs: Zainut Tauhid Sa’ad, politician from the United Development Party (PPP);
- Deputy Minister of Finance: Suahasil Nazara;
- Deputy Minister of Trade: Jerry Sambuaga, a Golkar party politican;
- Deputy Minister of Public Works and Public Housing: John Wempi Wetipo, a native of Papua;
- Deputy Minister of the Environment and Forestry: Aloe Dohong;
- Deputy Minister of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and Transmigration: Budi Arie Setiadi;
- Deputy Minister of Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning/Deputy Head of National Land Agency: Surya Tjandra, the Indonesian Solidarity Party politician;
- Deputy Minister of State-owned Enterprises: Budi Gunadi Sadikin, an experienced banker who had been a President Director of state-owned lender Bank Mandiri. He is also currently President Director of Mining Industry Indonesia (MIND ID);
- Deputy Minister of State-owned Enterprises: Kartika Wirjoatmodjo, President Director of state-owned lender Bank Mandiri; and
- Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy: Angela Herliani Tanoesoedibjo, the daughter of United Indonesia Party (Perindo) founder Hary Tanoesoedibjo.
Translated by : Rany Anjany Subachrum
Edited by : M. Ersan Pamungkas