Partnership with Indonesia strengthened

BMAS/D. Baller

State Secretary Lilian Tschan and Indonesian Labour Minister Dr Ida Fauziyah.

State Secretary Lilian Tschan received the Indonesian Labour Minister Dr Ida Fauziyah for talks at the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs on 28 February 2024. The exchange focussed on the topics of recruiting skilled workers and cooperation within the framework of the G20.

As the country with the fourth largest population in the world, Indonesia has a very high (skilled) labour potential. Germany is therefore endeavouring to intensify its cooperation in this area with its Indo-Pacific partner. For this reason, Minister Fauziyah will also meet with the Federal Employment Agency and the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) during her visit to Germany.

The country, which has the strongest economy in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and which organised a successful G20 Presidency in 2022, is not only worth a look when it comes to recruiting skilled workers.

State Secretary Tschan was delighted that Germany and Indonesia share numerous interests at G20 level. For example, there was a great deal of agreement on further promoting the topics of "Just Transition", digitalisation and strengthening initial and further training in the Employment Working Group. With regard to the transformation of the economy, both countries are facing similar challenges. It was emphasised that the promotion of good work is central to this.

State Secretary Tschan emphasised: Indonesia is a reliable and important partner for Germany. Both countries can look back on a long history of cooperation that we would like to strengthen and further expand in the field of labour and social affairs.