President Niinistö to make a state visit to Indonesia

Office of the President of the Republic
Press Release 55/2015
23 October 2015

President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö and Mrs Jenni Haukio will make a state visit to Indonesia from 2 to 4 November 2015.

President Niinistö will hold bilateral talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Jakarta on Tuesday 3 November. The presidents will discuss bilateral relations between Finland and Indonesia, including political and economic relations and cooperation over issues such as the energy and infrastructure sectors. Regional affairs and international issues such as climate change and combating terrorism will also be discussed.

In addition, President Niinistö will meet Indonesia’s Vice President Jusuf Kalla and the other senior political and economic figures from Indonesia.

Minister for Foreign Affairs Timo Soini will participate in the state visit and engage in bilateral talks with the Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi.

A business delegation will also travel to Indonesia. A seminar on economic relations between Finland and Indonesia will be arranged in Jakarta during the visit. Indonesia’s rising economy is the largest in Southeast Asia and holds the prospect of major opportunities for economic co-operation.

The President of Indonesia last visited Finland in 2006. The last president of Finland to visit Indonesia was President Halonen in 2008.