Tag: indonesia

Wafi experienced Ambassador Marina Berg’s duty on GirlsTakeOver Day

11 October is International Day of the Girl Child. Investing in girls means investing in a sustainable and equal future. In Indonesia, the Swedish Ambassador H.E. Marina Berg and met online with the Indonesian woman, Wafi, who on the same day last year took over Ambassador Marina’s role as the Ambassador of Sweden to Indonesia…

Sweden and Denmark join Team EU to support Indonesia in response of Corona crisis

The Sweden embassy in Jakarta published a statement on 12 June 2020 regarding a cooperation with Denmark and fellow European Union’s countries in an initiative to assist Indonesia’s response to Corona crisis. For more information, please read here

Ambassador Marina Berg in virtual discussion on Sweden’s bilateral relationship with Indonesia

Swedish Ambassador to Indonesia H.E. Marina Berg was on 28 May 2020 holding a virtual conference with Kompass senior editor and Indonesian Ambassador in Stokholm  H.E. Bagas Hapsoro marking the 70 yers anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Sweden was established in 1950, followed by the establishment…

Indonesia announces international and domestic travel ban

Indonesia will temporarily ban domestic and international air and sea travel starting on 24 April 2020, with a few exceptions, to prevent further spread of coronavirus, Transport Ministry officials announced on 23 April 2020. “The ban on air travel will be in place until 1 June,” Novie Riyanto Rahardjo, Transport Ministry’s director general of aviation…

Indonesia granted travelers, visa holders an emergency stay permit

The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on 1 April 2020 that: “All foreigners who have entered Indonesia before and after 5 February, holding a Visitor/Temporary/Permanent Stay Permit  that has expired and/or can’t be extended will be granted an Emergency Stay Permit for Rp0 (zero rupiahs). The Indonesia immigration department will allow an automatic emergency…

Sweden and Indonesia announced temporary travel ban

The Sweden Government decided on18 March 2020, to temporarily stop non-essential travel to Sweden to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak and reduce the spread of the virus. The decision takes effect on 19 March and will initially apply for 30 days. This is an exceptional measure that will not apply for longer than…

Indonesia to buy Danish ships to strengthen coastal guard patrol

Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto will purchase more warships built in Denmark, possible similar to the Iver Huitfeldt size frigates, which Indonesia bought from Denmark last year. The warships will reportedly be used to guard Indonesia’s outermost waters, including around the Natuna Islands, Indonesian Goverment announced on 17 January 2020. The Natuna sea is currently the…

Sweden’s State Secretary praised Indonesian Foreign Minister for promoting womens role in global peace and security

State Secretary to Prime Minister of Sweden, Karin Wallensteen commended Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi for aggressively promoting women’s role in maintaining global peace and security. Wallensteen made the remarks at a meeting with Marsudi on the sidelines of the 14th Asia-Europe Ministerial(ASEM) Meeting held in Madrid, Spain, on 16th December 2019. Both nations were…

Finnish Konecranes bought remaining 50% stake in MHE-Demag South East Asia

Finnish industrial crane maker Konecranes has agreed to buy the outstanding 50% stake in its MHE-Demag joint venture in Southeast Asia from partner Jebsen & Jessen for 147 million euros on 5th December 2019. MHE-Demag, which has 1,800 employees, operates in Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. According to Reuters, Konecranes…

IKEA opens second outlet in Sentul city, Indonesia

Ikea Indonesia opened its second outlet in Sentul City, Bogor, West Java on 28th November 2019. The intention is to open two more outlets in 2020, one in Cakung, East Jakarta and another in Bandung as part of their long-term expansion plan in Indonesia. Patrik Lindvall, a Swedish counterpart of PT Hero Supermarket’s board of…