THE INDONESIAN Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy met with representatives from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Protection or Bundesministerium fur Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz (BMWK) to discuss the potential for cooperation in the tourism and creative economy (Parekraf) sector between Indonesia and Germany

According to the Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Angela Tanoesoedibjo, in her statement, Saturday (03/9), 2024, said that I met with the Federal Coordinator of Maritime Economy and Tourism BMWK, Dieter Gerald Janecak on the sidelines of the ITB Berlin exhibition, Wednesday (03/6), 2024. There were several things discussed at this meeting, namely related to tourism publication and promotion, investment in the tourism sector, and human resource (HR) development in the tourism sector.

“The Indonesian Ministry of Tourism oversees six tourism polytechnics and at the Bali Tourism Polytechnic there is a German language curriculum. Therefore, we want to collaborate in student and teacher exchanges with educational institutions in Germany, so that in the future we can present a German language curriculum in “five other tourism polytechnics are under the coordination of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy,” said Angela.

Apart from strengthening collaboration on human resource development, said Angela, this meeting also discussed strengthening cooperation in the creative economy sector. Where, in 2018, the Creative Economy Agency collaborated with the German Accelerator Southeast Asia which is managed by Start2 Group and financed by BMWK.

“It is hoped that this collaboration will become stronger in efforts to advance the creative economic sectors of Indonesia and Germany,” she remarked.

Not only that, Angela mentioned the potential for green economic cooperation between Indonesia and Germany which was also discussed at this meeting. “I see that this matter must be discussed in depth because this is an opportunity for Indonesia and Germany to work together to develop the potential of a green economy as an effort to reduce the rate of climate change,” Angela concluded. []