Finnish Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen has offered the Indonesian government cooperation involving technology transfer and financial support in logistics system, a vice presidential spokesman said Tuesday.
Yopie Hidayat, the spokesman, told journalists that Vanhanen made the offer during a meeting with Vice President Boediono in Jakarta earlier in the day.
The Vice President was accompanied by Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa and a number of deputies in the meeting.
Yopie said Finland, who do the majority of their trade and distribution through water and air transportation, also offered help in upgrading Indonesia’s shipping sector, which is the countries main logistics system.
“There is a lot of things that can be learned from Finland and applied in Indonesia,” Yopie said as quoted by tempointeraktif.com.
The Finnish leader also said his country was willing to boost investment in Indonesia, although he did not give any specific number.
Yopie said Boediono was positive about a number of the offers.