Indonesia to take part in EEF 2019 at ministerial level for first time

30 August 2019
Adviser to the President of the Russian Federation and the Executive Secretary of the Eastern Economic Forum’s Organizing CommitteeAnton Kobyakov and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to the Russian Federation Mohamad Wahid Supriyadi held a meeting in Moscow during which they parties discussed the participation of an Indonesian delegation in the fifth Eastern Economic Forum, which will be held on 4-6 September.
The officials stressed the importance of developing trade, including taking into account plans to create the Eurasian Economic Community free trade zone. They also noted that the two countries will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Indonesia in 2020.
“This date opens up broad horizons for us to jointly figure out ways to bring new content to the Russian-Indonesian partnership. In order to develop cooperation, it seems essential to expand the participation of our countries’ business and official circles in international events that contribute to supporting and furthering our bilateral dialogue. The largest economic forums in Russia, such as the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and the Eastern Economic Forum, are effective international venues for achieving such goals. A sizeable delegation from Indonesia will visit Vladivostok this year. I am certain that its participation in the EEF 2019 will contribute to the development of partnership and economic ties between our countries”, Kobyakov said.
Supriyadi said that the Indonesian delegation will be represented at the ministerial level for the first time at the EEF 2019.
“Minister of National Development Planning Bambang Brodjonegoro will participate in the work of the Eastern Economic Forum”, the ambassador said.
Kobyakov and Supriyadi reviewed the formats for the Indonesian delegation’s participation in the EEF business programme. In particular, Brodjonegoro is expected to be a speaker at the session ‘Long-Term and Affordable Capital for Investments: New Fundraising Opportunities’. In addition, the two officials discussed prospects for representatives of the official delegation to take part in the Russia-ASEAN business dialogue.
In light of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Indonesia, the parties separately considered the possibility of holding special events dedicated to Indonesia at the key forums of the Roscongress Foundation in 2020.