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Jakarta, IO – Indonesia ambassador to the US Rosan Perkasa Roeslani invited 31 corporate leaders to explore investment opportunities in Indonesia and attended the US-ASEAN Business Council Week 2023 in Jakarta from 22-24 May 2023.

They include CEOs of 3M, Abbott, Airbnb, Boeing, Citi, ExxonMobil, Johnson & Johnson, IBM, Merck, Marriott International, S&P Global, Philip Morris, Qualcomm, Freeport McMoran, Visa, Vriens & Partners, SC Johnson, Netflix and LinkedIn.

“US entrepreneurs are interested in investing in Indonesia,” Rosan said, reported Kompas, Tuesday (22/5). Rosan said he emphasized to them that Indonesia is a safe country to invest in.

Indonesia was also able to survive various crises in the health, economic, food, energy and global supply chain sectors caused by the current trade and geopolitical tensions. He also hopes that investment inflow to Indonesia can empower the Small and Mid-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and regional supply chains in the health, food and energy sectors.

Furthermore, investment is also needed to support the government’s continued commitment in handling and providing solutions on global climate. In addition, investments are also needed to support the development of Nusantara Capital City (IKN) in North Penajam Paser Regency, East Kalimantan.

Read: Indonesia, Japan Agree On 5 MoUs On New Capital City Development

“As a big country, Indonesia plays an important role in the world. Many foreign investors are interested in investing in Indonesia,” he said.

The US is among one of the top foreign investors in Indonesia. In 2022, the country invested US$2.12 billion. The lion’s share of which went to the mining sector, followed by chemical and pharmaceutical industries, and the rubber and plastics industries. Geographically, the largest recipients are East Java and Papua. (rr)

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