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Coordinating Minister for the Economy of Indonesia promises full support for the EPIF 2010
15 June, 2009

(L–R) Mr. Kitayama, Dr. Sri Mulyani, Secretary-General Takenaka

APO Secretary-General Shigeo Takenaka and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Chairman Teisuke Kitayama, who is also the Chairperson of the EPIF Preparatory Committee in Japan, met with Indonesian Coordinating Minister for the Economy Dr. Sri Mulyani Indrawati on 15 June, prior to the EPIF 2010 press conference in Jakarta.

photo2 Dr. Sri Mulyani receiving the APO Productivity Databook 2009

The importance of the EPIF 2010 and promoting it using an interministerial approach were underscored at the meeting. Dr. Sri Mulyani, in promising the full support of the Government of Indonesia for the upcoming EPIF, suggested that other relevant organizations become involved in the preparations. That suggestion and others were discussed thoroughly. Secretary-General Takenaka presented the APO Productivity Databook 2009 to Dr. Sri Mulyani and she noted her appreciation.