Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit will pay an official visit to Indonesia on 26-28 November 2012 to strengthen and further develop collaboration between the two countries.
The Royal Couple will be accompanied by Minister of Environment Bård Vegar Solhjell, Minister of Trade and Industry Trond Giske and deputy ministers from the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs and the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy.
The purpose of the official visit is also to profile Norwegian competence in the energy, maritime, trade and investment sectors, and to strengthen Norway’s reputation in Indonesia.
Indonesia is the fourth largest population, a growing economy, the third largest democracy and the largest Muslim population in the world. Playing an important role in the G20, the country is a key country in the Asian-Pacific region as well as an important partner in global processes. This makes Indonesia an important co-operation partner for Norway.
Indonesia and Norway co-operate in a number of areas, and this visit will reinforce existing partnerships as well as establish new contacts. The visit will also mark the official opening of the new office of Innovation Norway in Jakarta, which will be an integrated part of the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Jakarta.
Joining the Royal couple is a Business Delegation led by Minister of Trade and Industry Trond Giske. Business seminars arranged by Innovation Norway will focus on bilateral cooperation in the business areas including Management of the Gas Value Chain – with special focus on LNG, Renewable Energy – with focus on Hydro Power, Hybrid Energy Solutions and Infrastructure, Marine Sector – with focus on Aquaculture & Fisheries and Trade & Investment.