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Vice President Mike Pence meets with Indonesian business leaders and departs for Australia

#VPinASIA Day Six: Vice President Mike Pence meets with Indonesian business leaders and departs for Australia  

As the first member of President Donald Trump’s administration to visit Southeast Asia, it was my honor to speak with the Indonesian Business Community and the American Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia yesterday in Jakarta.

Vice President Mike Pence meets with Indonesian business leaders

During my discussion with these business leaders, American and Indonesian businesses also signed historic agreements that will draw our nations closer together and benefit both our people. All told, these companies signed no fewer than 11 major deals worth more than $10 billion.

But I made it clear that the United States and Indonesia can do much more to improve our trade relationship. We seek trade with Indonesia that is both free and fair – to create a “win-win” for both our nations and all our people. President Trump and I will work with President Joko Widodo to reduce barriers to trade and investment and to create a truly level playing field where all of our businesses have equal opportunity and market access.

Before departing Jakarta, we also stopped to meet the hardworking staff members of the U.S. Embassy Jakarta and their families to thank them for their service to the United States and Indonesia. I even met a big Hoosier fan!

Vice President meets with embassy staff and their families in Jakarta, Indonesia

Vice President meets with embassy staff and their families in Jakarta, Indonesia

Next stop: Sydney, Australia. Once we’re there, you can continue to receive updates from my trip using the hashtag #VPinAUS.

 

Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence depart for Australia

You can get the latest updates from my visit to the Asia-Pacific region by following the hashtag #VPinASIA, @VPComDir, and @VPPressSec on social media. Once we are in Australia, use the hashtag #VPinAUS for updates. There is an album on my Facebook page with photos from the trip. Each morning, you can also read a recap of the previous day here on wh.gov.