Finnish economic minister to visit Indonesia to boost ties

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The economic ministers of Finland will visit Indonesia this week to strengthen their economic relations with Southeast Asia’s largest economy, both countries’ embassies in Jakarta said on Tuesday 22 October.

Finnish Economic Affairs Minister Jan Vapaavuori will be bringing some of Finland’s leading business and industrial leaders from the information technology, energy, forestry, environment, transportation, machinery and mining, investment and export credit financing sectors to Indonesia, The Jakarta Post reported.

The Embassy of Finland and the Finland Trade Promotion Center FINPRO will be organizing a roundtable discussion and networking event with the theme “Winning Team: Indonesia-Finland Up the Value Chain with Smart Solutions” on Thursday in Jakarta.

“The objective of the visit is to promote cooperation and increase business opportunities for Finnish and Indonesian companies,” Finnish Ambassador to Indonesia Kai Sauer said in an email sent to The Jakarta Post on Tuesday.

During his three-day visit from October 23 to 25, Minister Vapaavuori is scheduled to meet with Coordinating Economic Minister Hatta Rajasa, Minister of Trade Gita Wirjawan, Minister of Research and Technology Gusti Muhammad Hatta, Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Jero Wacik and Minister of Communications and Information Tifatul Sembiring.

The bilateral trade between Finland, the world’s most peaceful and economically competitive country, and Indonesia in 2012 stood at US$646.57 million

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