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His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, visited Indonesia on 18-20 September 2013. The visit focused on deepening UK bilateral relations including in trade and investment, science and innovation as well as education.
During his visit, Prince Andrew met Vice President Prof Dr Boediono, Co-ordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa, Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan, Sultan of Yogyakarta Hamengkubuwono X, and Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo.
The visit also involved His Royal Highness attending a number of public events, including the launch of the GREAT Britain week in Senayan City and opening ceremony of the new British Embassy Jakarta.
Ambassador Mark Canning said:
The UK is firmly committed to strengthening further our excellent relationship with Indonesia. The Prime Minister’s visit to Jakarta and the State Visit by President Yudhoyono to the UK last year, on the invitation by Her Majesty The Queen, did a huge amount to deepen the UK-Indonesia relationship where both leaders agreed a target of doubling the trade by 2015 to £4.4bn. The visit by His Royal Highness the Duke of York will build on the momentum of these historical events, and substantially strengthen the UK relationship with Indonesia.
Notes to Editors
His Royal Highness the Duke of York is formerly known as Prince Andrew, and is the second son of HM The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.
‘GREAT Britain Week’ is a series of high profile events showcasing the very best of British products from innovation, technology, education, fashion, sports, tourism and music. The event features the presence of experts in respective sectors from fashion designers, bands, professors, local celebrities/models to the fastest man in the world, Commander Andy Green. The Great Britain Week celebrates the grand launch of GREAT Campaign in Indonesia where hundreds of British famous brands will also be displayed during the event.