Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President directors of 35 Swedish companies will visit Indonesia on January 30 - February 2, 2010 to identify investment and business opportunities in the country, Swedish Embassy said in a media release here on Friday.
This will be the biggest Swedish business delegation ever to visit Indonesia. The visit is jointly organized by the Swedish Embassies in Jakarta and Singapore, in cooperation with the Swedish Business Associations of Indonesia and Singapore.
During their stay in Indonesia, the delegation is expected to meet with high level officials from relevant ministries and authorities, economists, the European Union delegation, as well as with representatives of the Indonesian and Swedish related business community.
Ambassador of Sweden to Indonesia Ewa Polano, heading the delegation, says that the Swedish businessmen are very happy that so many Swedish communities have signed up.
"It has been our ambition to present the Swedish president directors a visiting program that gives a unique opportunity to improve their understanding of the impressive economic and political developments in Indonesia over the last years," she said.
Indonesia has made substantial progress in the field of democracy, economic reforms and security over the last decade. Its location and size make Indonesia strategically important: the fourth largest country in the world and the largest in ASEAN.
Having been worst hit by the Asian economic crisis in 1997-98, Indonesia has now outperformed other major economies in Southeast Asia in 2009 and in fact most other countries in the world. (*)