On 13 June 2014, State Secretary Jörg Asmussen welcomed Indonesia’s Minister of Social Affairs Salim Segaf Al Jufri to the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. Inclusion of persons with disabilities and social security were the focus of their discussion.
The State Secretary took this opportunity to explain the National Action Plan to Implement the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Germany and how this will develop in future. At the same time, he advocated the idea of working together with Indonesia to increase awareness among members of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) of the issue of inclusion and policy for persons with disabilities. State Secretary Asmussen: "It is important that we continue to take the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities forward, not only in Germany but also worldwide, so that people with disabilities are able to see the progress being made more and more, including in their everyday lives."
During the talks, the Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs emphasised the importance of initiating knowledge-sharing with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in the area of social security and the inclusion of persons with disabilities. State Secretary Asmussen pledged to continue developing the good cooperation both at a bilateral level and as part of the G20.