Finnish Minister starts visit in Indonesia

Finnish Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen visits Jakarta, Indonesia, with a Team Finland trade delegation on 8–11 October.

The themes of the visit will be energy, waste management, logistics, infrastructure and the digital transition of industries.

“The Indonesian market will offer Finnish companies major potential for exports and cooperation well into the future. I wish to support the efforts of our companies in Indonesia, which is predicted to emerge as a third economic superpower aside China and India,” says Minister Anne-Mari Virolainen.

She is returning the visit paid to Finland by the Indonesian Minister of Energy Ignasius Jonan in May 2018 as part of an exchange of visits based on an energy sector memorandum of understanding between Finland and Indonesia.

During her trip, Minister Virolainen together with Finnish business representatives will meet the Indonesian Minister of Energy Ignasius Jonan, Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita, Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya, Minister of State Owned Enterprises Rini Soemarnonja, Minister of National Development Planning Bambang Brodjonegoro and Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedani.

Minister Virolainen will also attend the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Valmet and Indonesia’s state-owned energy company.

Minister Virolainen will further attend a lunch for woman executives hosted by Shinta Kamdani, Vice Chairwoman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, where she will talk about the Finnish Chambers of Commerce’s internationally acknowledged programme for promoting woman executives and the role of woman executives in Finnish business life.
Minister Virolainen’s trade mission will be organised in cooperation with Business Finland, which is part of Team Finland.

Indonesia is Finland’s largest export country in Southeast Asia. In 2017, Finnish exports to Indonesia grew by 63%, while imports went up by 33%.

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