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MP's trade envoy to Indonesia

By The Citizen  |  Posted: November 14, 2012

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RICHARD Graham has been personally appointed as Trade Envoy to Indonesia by Prime Minister David Cameron.

The Gloucester Conservative MP is the only member of the House of Commons to have lived and worked in Indonesia and to speak Bahasa Indonesia.

He already chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group for Indonesia and was closely involved in the recent state visit of the President of Indonesia.

Mr Graham said: "I'm delighted to help the Government in our mission to re-balance the economy through this role of encouraging exports to Indonesia. This also plays to our city and county's manufacturing strengths.

"One Gloucestershire company won a $20 million contract in Indonesia earlier this year and in the wake of the state visit I believe there are many more opportunities to pursue."

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  • Bonkim2003  |  November 14 2012, 5:15PM

    Excellent , will now be able to enjoy Indonesian Satay Restaurant. Well done attracting foreign trade.

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  • honslknjklyt  |  November 14 2012, 2:46PM

    Off on his holidays as usual. He doesn't answer e-mails, he doesn't care.

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  • gizza_bonus  |  November 14 2012, 1:34PM

    Hope the citizens of Indonesia feel the benefits of Richard's efforts. I'm still waiting for a reply to an email I sent him in July about my concerns for the NHS in Gloucester. I guess he's been busy working abroad.

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  • SELINA30  |  November 14 2012, 1:11PM

    This shows once again that Gloucester is bucking the national trend. Well done the city council.

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  • Lecorche  |  November 14 2012, 12:12PM

    Bon Voyage! :-)

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  • Hoddo  |  November 14 2012, 12:12PM

    Richard who?

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