Jokowi meets with 20 Indian CEOs

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) met with 20 chief executive officers of leading Indian companies during his state visit to India on Tuesday.

The president held the meeting on the second day of his working visit to New Delhi at the ballroom of the Leela Palace Hotel.

Five Indonesian business leaders also attended the meeting.

Jokowi told the participants that the meeting would serve as a good momentum for Indian businesses to explore business opportunities in Indonesia.

“This is a good time for businesses to explore opportunities in Indonesia,” he said.

He explained that in the past two years of his administration, he had worked hard with his cabinet to stabilize the countrys economy through various polices, including launching a tax amnesty program and simplifying regulations to promote the ease of doing business.

The five Indonesian businessmen taking part in the event were Rosan P. Roeslani (chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, or Kadin Indonesia), Shinta W. Kamdani (vice chairman of Kadin Indonesia), Sudhamek A.W. Soenjoto of Garuda Food, Erwin Aksa of Bosowa Group, and Fuganto Widjaja of Sinar Mas Group.

Participants from India were the CEOs and founders of Nephrocare Health Services Pvt Ltd, Teva API, Concept Pharmaceutical, V-Worldwide, Aditya Birla Group, GRASIM, GVK Group, GVK Power & Infrastructure Ltd, GMR Energy, Ambuja Neotia Group, Cadila Healthcare Ltd., Hinduja Group, Tata Motors, SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd., Sun Pharmaceuticals, Forbes Marshall Pvt. Ltd., NASSCOM, Infosys Ltd., Wockhardt Ltd., and Alembic Ltd.

President Jokowi along with Indonesian First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo later headed to the Indonesian Embassy in New Delhi to have a cordial meeting and lunch with the Indonesian community living in India.

After the meeting, President Jokowi and his entourage are scheduled to head to the Palam Air Force Base, New Delhi, India, from where he will take off, leaving for Tehran, Iran, on the presidential plane Indonesian-1 in the afternoon.

The president will begin his scheduled activities for his visit to Tehran on Wednesday.

Accompanying President Jokowi and his wife on the working visit to India are a number Cabinet Ministers, including Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Darmin Nasution, Minister/State Secretary Pratikno, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita, Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartanto, and Head of the Capital Investment Coordinating Board Thomas Trikasih Lembong.

Source: Antara News