Sweden to Open Trade Office in Jakarta

In line with the growing economic interaction between Sweden and Indonesia, Stockholm will open its first ever trade office in Jakarta on Monday, the Swedish ambassador to Indonesia says.

“Our trade minister Ewa Bjorling will formally inaugurate the new trade office on Monday,” Ambassador Ewa Polano told The Jakarta Post on Sunday.

Trade between the two countries currently hovers around US$1 billion, a huge jump from the $607.86 million in 2005. More than 40 Swedish companies currently operate in Indonesia.

Minister Bjorling and her 25-member business delegation were scheduled to arrive in Jakarta on Sunday.

Besides opening the trade office, Bjorling will address a seminar, “Green Growth for Indonesia”, on Tuesday. She will also hold discussions with Environment Minister Gusti Muhammad Hatta, Public Works Minister Djoko Kirmanto and Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu.

Bjorling plans to meet with ASEAN Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan on Tuesday.


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