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Minister Arief Yahya leads Ministry of Tourism, Indonesia
Earlier appointed Deputy Minister is Sapta Nirwandar, former Director General for Tourism Marketing in the Ministry for Culture and Tourism. Minister Arief Yahya replaces former Culture and Tourism Minister Mari Pangestu, who has been reassigned to head the Ministry for Energy and Mining in the latest Cabinet Reshuffle announced by the President on Tuesday evening, 18 October.Former high profile Trade Minister, Mr. Arief Yahya has been chosen by President Soesilo Yudhoyono to lead the newly restructured Ministry for Tourism, Indonesia.
Meanwhile, the duties covering “Culture” have been transferred back to the Ministry of National Education, which has now been renamed to the Ministry for Education and Culture.
Under the leadership of Minister Arief Yahya, Indonesia’s Tourism industry is expected to be boosted.