Building U.S.-Indonesia Mutual Understanding Since 1994

Virtual Farewell Reception and Discussion In Honor of H.E. Muhammad Lutfi

Cordially invites you to a
Virtual Farewell Reception and Discussion
In Honor of

His Excellency Muhammad Lutfi
Indonesia’s Ambassador to the United States
andMinister of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia

Remarks by:
Ambassador Sung Kim
Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian And Pacific Affairs
and U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia

Please join us for this important virtual event to bid farewell to Ambassador Lutfi in DC, congratulate him on his new position as Trade Minister, and discuss ways to continue to improve U.S.-Indonesia trade and overall relations. There will be a Q and A period with submitted questions. Please register via the blue registration link below as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please email

Thursday, March 25, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 PM EDT
Location: Zoom (Zoom details will be provided following registration)

Note: Because of the 4:00 p.m. D.C. time of the program, this invitation is intended primarily for our U.S-based audience, although all are welcome. A video of the event will be made available for later viewing.

Ambassador and Minister Mohammad Lutfi

Ambassador Lutfi has been the 20th Indonesian Ambassador to the United States since September 2020. From December 2020 he has also served as Indonesia’s Minister of Trade, his second appointment as Minister of Trade. During his tenure in the U.S., he played a key role in vitalizing bilateral relations between Indonesia and the United States.   During his tenure in the U.S., Ambassador Lutfi helped obtain U.S. agreement to extend the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade facility for Indonesia. In investment, together with Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, he helped secure the signing of a letter of intent by the IDFC to invest a total of $2 billion in Indonesia’s new Sovereign Wealth Fund. Both governments also signed a $750 million Memorandum of Understanding on infrastructure and trade funding. The event will begin with remarks by USINDO and Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian And Pacific Affairs and U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia Ambassador Sung Kim. These will be followed by Ambassador Lutfi’s remarks, and a brief Q and A session.