Finland’s President on State Visit to Indonesia

Finland’s President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö and Mrs Jenni Haukio has been on a state visit to Indonesia on 2 – 4 November 2015.

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President Niinistö held bilateral talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Jakarta on Tuesday 3 November, discussing bilateral relations between Finland and Indonesia, including political and economic relations and cooperation over issues such as the energy and infrastructure sectors. Regional affairs and international issues such as climate change and combating terrorism were also discussed.

In addition, President Niinistö met Indonesia’s Vice President Jusuf Kalla and the other senior political and economic figures from Indonesia.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini participated in the state visit and engaged in bilateral talks with the Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi.

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A business delegation also travelled to Indonesia, with a seminar on economic relations between Finland and Indonesia arranged in Jakarta during the visit.
The President of Indonesia last visited Finland in 2006. The last president of Finland to visit Indonesia was President Halonen in 2008.

Source and photos: Office of the President of the Republic of Finland

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