Diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Luxembourg
began in 1973. Indonesian representation to Luxembourg is through the Embassy
of the Republic of Indonesia in Brussels. Meanwhile, Luxembourg representation
to Indonesia is being done by the Embassy of Luxembourg in Bangkok, Thailand.
Relations between the two countries have been
intensifying over the last years. At the leaders’ level, the Vice President of
Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla and Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel had
conducted a bilateral meeting during the 70th UN General Assembly in
New York, the United States, on 29 September 2015 and discussed cooperation
opportunities in financial services, counter-terrorism, and telecommunications
At the ministerial level, both foreign ministers
conducted a bilateral meeting during the 12th ASEM FMM in Luxembourg
on 5 November 2015. They had discussed the development of cooperation in
Islamic finance sector, visa-free entry, and interfaith dialogue.
In the economic sector,
Luxembourg is well recognised as a leading financial hub. In the last 3 years, however,
Indonesia and Luxembourg trade relations has been declining. Total trade between
Indonesia and Luxembourg in January-August 2016 reached 10.8 millions with
surplus to Luxembourg, with its import to Indonesia amounted 9.74 million Euros
(Indonesia's export amounted 0.44 million Euros).
exports to Luxembourg comprise of rubber (86,0%), tire (9,9%), glass (3,6%),
and footwear (0,3%). Meanwhile, Indonesian imports from Luxembourg include coal
and steel (31,2%), cable (14,4%), cooling machine (7,5%), food and drink
packaging (4,9%), cutlery (4,8%), and nickel (2,4%).
total amount of investments from Luxembourg to Indonesia amounted to USD 30.5
million in the year 2015