Finnish and Indonesian Foreign Ministers met in Helsinki

On Monday 18 June Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia, Retno Marsudi, visited Helsinki and met with Finland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini.

Finland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini. Photo by: Photo: Raul Mee/Creative Commons.

Minister Retno Marsudi’s visit to Finland was related to the meeting of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Advisory Board on Mediation, organised in Helsinki. The Foreign Ministers discussed the bilateral matters between their countries, the development of the EU and ASEAN, regional issues in Europe, Asia and globally, the relations between the superpowers, interreligious relations, and the UN’s role.

Indonesia is the fourth most populous country of the world, the biggest country in Southeast Asia, the third biggest democracy in the world, and the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country. Finland’s relations with Indonesia are good. As far as the commercial relations are concerned, Finland is interested in the strongly growing markets of Indonesia. In the energy, education and forest sectors, the cooperation between the two countries is already well established.

Source: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland

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