Wed, 02 Jun 2010

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The Swedish government has decided to open a trade representative office in Jakarta to expand cooperation between the two countries.

"Swedish Trade Office will be opened on August 1, as an indication of Swedish increasing interest in Indonesia," Swedish ambassador to Indonesia Ewa Polano said in Jakarta Tuesday.

He said the five staff members of the new trade office will closely cooperate with the Swedish embassy in Jakarta.

He also said that the 60 years of trade between Indonesia and Sweden will open more opportunities for cooperation in various sector.

The economic crisis in Greece, he said, will have an effect on European countries, including Sweden, but there is no need to worry about because the European Union will take the necessary safeguarding measures.

He also believed that Swedish investment in Indonesia would not be harmed.

Polano also believed the two countries would be able to further increase their cooperation in the economy, telecommunications, transportation and infrastructure development. (*)