Press Release

Minister Ohta’s visit to Republic of Indonesia


Akihiro Ohta, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) visited Republic of Indonesia from December 26th to 29th. He had conversations with the following persons.
- Prof. Dr. Boediono, Vice President
- Ir. M. Hatta Rajasa, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs
- Mr. Evert Erenst Mangindaan, Minister for Transportation
- Ir. Djoko Kirmanto, Dipl. H.E, Minister of Public Works
- Dr. Mari Elka Pangestu, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy
- Dr. Syamsul Maarif, MSi, Chief of National Disaster Management Agency

During these conversations, there were discussions on cooperation between Indonesia and Japan with regard to:
- Acceleration of infrastructure development including MPA (Metropolitan Priority Area for Investment and Industry) projects.
- Cooperation in the field of disaster management (There was agreement on the importance of a framework of "disaster management collaboration dialogue").
- Promotion of mutual tourism exchange between Indonesia and Japan

Furthermore, the participants have come to share the recognition that through their cooperation, they will be able to establish a multilayered Indonesian-Japanese relationship which will contribute to the development of both countries and the Asia-Pacific region.