Ginandjar Kartasasmita, Indonesia’s coordinating minister for economy, finance and industry, is to visit Japan today until Wednesday to discuss Japanese assistance to the country’s current economic situation, Foreign Ministry officials said Friday.

Ginandjar, who negotiated with the International Monetary Fund over Indonesia’s economic reform program, will meet with Foreign Minister Keizo Obuchi and other government leaders, they said. Indonesia’s economy has recently been shaken by rioting, which was triggered by a sharp rise in fuel prices. The price increase is a part of an IMF-approved program aimed at reversing Indonesia’s economic crisis.

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