Agree to Promote Creative Economy, Indonesia Signs MoU with the Netherlands


Equally eager to advance the creative economy sector, the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science agreed to sign an MoU with the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy.

The signing of the MoU for Cooperation in the Creative Economy Sector between Indonesia and the Netherlands was carried out at the Soesilo Soedarman Hall, Sapta Pesona Building, Kemenparekraf Jakarta.

Representing the Indonesian government, Sandiaga Uno as Menparekraf. Meanwhile, the government of the Windmills country was represented by Gunay Uslu, the Dutch Secretary for Culture and Media.

“I am very happy, after a long process, almost 4 years, we finally signed an MoU between the Dutch and Indonesian governments in the creative economy sector,” said Sandiaga Uno after the signing of the MoU, Thursday (15/9/2022).

Of the various creative economy sub-sectors that exist, Sandiaga highlighted that there are several that have the potential to be developed together with the Dutch government, including in the fields of film, games and culinary.

Indonesia-Netherlands Creative Economy MoUIndonesia-Netherlands Creative Economy MoU Photo: (doc. Kemenparekraf)

Meanwhile, representing the Dutch government, Gunay Uslu, assessed that the relationship between Indonesia and the Netherlands, which was very historic for hundreds of years, should be put to good use for the present as well as the future.

“We hope to collaborate very intensively and explore strengths and strengthen good relations between the Netherlands and Indonesia,” said Uslu in English.

Furthermore, Sandiaga explained the contents of the MoU which he signed together with representatives from the Dutch government. The MoU details the cooperation between the two countries in the creative economy sector.

“Detailing the pattern of future cooperation in various fields. Of course there are 17 sub-sectors in the creative economy. We will follow up by presenting a collaboration that focuses on 3 sub-sectors, namely films, games and another one that will be determined together,” said Sandiaga Uno.

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