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The Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Finland, Ratu Silvy Gayatri, and the Minister of Economy of Finland, Wille Rydman, agree to encourage economic cooperation between the two countries. They conveyed this at a follow-up meeting after the visit of the Finnish business delegation to Indonesia.

Quoting the official statement from the Indonesian Embassy in Helsinki on Sunday, 18th of February, 2024, Ambassador Ratu Silvy Gayatri appreciated Finnish business delegation’s visit to Indonesia at the end of January of 2024. This visit is part of the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Finland.

During the meeting, Ambassador Gayatri also invited Minister Rydman to attend the Indonesia-Finland Festival 2024, an integrated promotional activity which will be held in Finland’s capital, Helsinki, from 15th to 16th of June, 2024.

According to information from the Indonesian Embassy in Helsinki, the visit of business delegation led by Minister Rydman was considered one of the most productive working visits. The Indonesian market, as the largest market in Southeast Asia, is considered to have great potential in improving bilateral relations and economic activity between Finland and Indonesia.

During the visit, a Finnish business delegation consisting of 15 companies was interested in developing the Nusantara Capital City (IKN), as a smart city. Finnish companies brought various technological solutions such as 5G and 6G connectivity technology innovations, vehicle battery charging stations, and satellite technology to monitor forest areas.

Minister Rydman expressed support to opening access for Finnish private companies to increase their presence in Indonesia. Finnish companies will conduct direct negotiations with their partners in Indonesia, facilitated by Business Finland Jakarta.

The meeting between Ambassador Gayatri and Minister Rydman, was an important moment since the formation of the Finnish cabinet under the government of Prime Minister Petteri Orpo, which began last year. The Indonesian Embassy in Helsinki hopes that the economic cooperation between Indonesia and Finland will further develop through closer collaboration. 

 

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