SEATTLE, WA- At the request of Congressman Jim McDermott, the Indonesian Ambassador to the United States Dr. Dino Patti Djalal will meet with business groups and stakeholders to discuss the state of U.S.-Indonesia economic relations on Tuesday, February 5th, at 9:30am.  Hosted by the Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle, tickets are for sale to the public and free for members of the Trade Alliance and Washington Council on International Trade.

Trade relations between the United States and Indonesia have recently reached a historic high.  Today, Indonesia is one of Washington’s biggest markets for fruits and vegetables. 

“As one of the top importers of Washington’s apples and other fruits, Indonesia is a critical market for the state,”
explained McDermott, “I have been working to foster a strong alliance between our countries, but it must be rooted in an understanding of both markets. That is why I am pleased that Ambassador Djalal is coming to Seattle to engage in a dialogue with stakeholders about how we can continue to grow the trade relationship that is vital to Washington jobs.”

McDermott, who co-chairs the Congressional Indonesia Caucus, built a bipartisan coalition of Members of Congress from the Pacific Northwest to urge the Indonesian government to reconsider recent regulations that have seriously impeded the import of U.S. products.  In November, Congressman McDermott traveled to Indonesia reiterating the importance of this issue to top government officials and legislators.

Ambassador Djalal will provide an update on these regulations and answer questions from 9:30-11:00am on Tuesday the 5th at the Trade Development Alliance, at:

1301 5th Avenue, Suite 2500
Seattle, WA 98101

Non-member tickets can be purchased for $30 on the Trade Development Alliance website. Register here.