Russia and Indonesia Prepare For Joint Assembly Next Week

25 February 2016 Indonesia’s ambassador to Russia has extended warm words to the Winter Olympic hosts ahead of next week’s joint assembly between the two countries.

“Russia is paying special attention to Indonesia’s potential and Indonesia should also use this opportunity to develop our economy and trade opportunities in Russia,” Indonesian Ambassador to the Russian Federation Djauhari Oratmangun said on Monday.

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry O. Rogozin and Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Hatta Rajasa are scheduled to lead a joint assembly on trade, the economy and engineering, which will be held in Jakarta on Tuesday.

The assembly will be coordinated by the Russia-Indonesia Business Council and the Indonesia Chamber of Commerce (Kadin).

The forum is expected to be attended by 100 businessmen from both countries. Russia will bring 40 businessmen and potential investors as well as press to Jakarta.
Some of the corporations scheduled to attend the event include Sukhoi Civil Aircraft, Rusal, Rosatom State Nuclear Energy and Russian Railways.
Djauhari said Indonesia aimed to increase the trade volume with Russia to $5 billion by 2015. In 2012 the trade between the two countries reached $3.37 billion and until August 2013 the trade volume had amounted to $2.44 billion.

Cooperation in transportation has already begun with a project to build a railway in East Kalimantan. Russian Railways has stated its commitment to build a railway that will span 191 kilometers across Indonesia’s most resource-rich province.