Indonesia is an important strategic partner for Germany. It is the largest single market in South-East Asia. The Indonesian and German economies are closely interconnected and both countries share a common interest in facilitating the digital transformation of the economy.

The Indonesian government is pursuing ambitious goals in digitalisation with the digital economy as the key to Indonesia’s economic strength. Indonesia has a growing and innovative digital economy: It includes established corporations as well as a very dynamic start-up scene. Digital-savvy consumers and a well-developed ecosystem allow numerous young digital businesses to thrive in the country.

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In 2021, the Indonesian Ministry of Communications and Informatics (KOMINFO) published a "Digital Roadmap" for 2021-2024 as a strategic guide for the country's digital transformation. One goal is to provide equal access to quality telecommunication services. The roadmap is being implemented in four areas: Digital Society, Digital Infrastructure, Digital Economy and Digital Administration.

In 2022, the German Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport (BMDV) and KOMINFO agreed on a continuous exchange on matters of digital policy and digital transformation. The aim of both sides is to make the opportunities afforded by digitalisation available to everyone and thus contribute to a sustainable economic development. To create a common international framework for the digital transformation of the economy, a variety of potential cooperation topics will be assessed.



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