Danish Minister for Trade and investment, Pia Olsen Dyhr, visits Indonesia

On March 3 – March 5 the Danish Minister for Trade and investment, Pia Olsen Dyhr, visits Indonesia as head of a delegation of leading Danish Businesses to support, promote and advance collaboration between Indonesia and Denmark

“There seems to be an excellent match between what Indonesia seeks, and what Danish companies can offer. Whether it is assistance on infrastructure, green energy solutions or consumer items, Denmark and Indonesia present an unfulfilled potential to mutual benefit,” says Pia Olsen Dyhr.

During her visit, the Danish Minister for Trade and Investment will open an Indonesian-Danish business seminar with participation of leading Danish companies and institutions in a range of key sectors. They represent Danish companies that are already well-represented on the Indonesian market – as well as companies that have decided to prioritize Indonesia in the coming years. See a presentation of all the companies and institutions participating in the delegation on the separate files.

The minister will meet with key decision makers in the Indonesian government and business community. On the agenda is the potential for mutual cooperation as well as dialogue on how the two governments can better support and promote these partnerships between Indonesian and Danish businesses and institutions.

Indonesia and Denmark also face many of the same challenges – such as the need to adapt to climate change, increased flooding and rising sea levels – where the two countries can share experiences, solutions and explore win-win opportunities. For example, the minister will visit a pumping station where Danish technology and Indonesian engineering has come together to help alleviate the burden of flooding on Jakarta’s citizens.

Pia Olsen Dyhr will also launch a new strategy for Danish engagement with Indonesia. This is testimony to the Danish government’s commitment to prioritize the relationship with Indonesia in the years to come.

“The goal is to double exports to Indonesia in 2016. It’s an ambitious goal but with persistence and strong cooperation between the public sector and private businesses it’s possible,” says Pia Olsen Dyhr.

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