This gathering will be a chance for entrepreneurs in Thailand to seek a chance for cooperation in economy and trade in Indonesia. With that purpose in mind, the Indonesian Embassy invites Thai Chamber of Commerce and a number of entrepreneurs to come and join the the Business Gathering on Monday, April 30, 2012.
In his remarks, the Indonesian Ambassador Mr Lutfi Rauf said that the economic and trade relationship between Thailand and Indonesia is strong. The trade volume between the two countries reached 17 billion USD in the year 2012 (while in the year 2011 is only 14 billion USD). He also said that Thailand is the third largest ASEAN Country investor in Indonesia. As the new Indonesian ambassador in Thailand, Mr. Lutfi Rauf promised to further promote cooperation between the two countries in every aspect, including economy and trade. The same optimism was also expressed by Mr. Chatchai Boonyarat, the Vice Chairman of the Thai Chamber of Commerce in his remarks.
The Business Gathering Event was held in the Indonesian Embassy, attended by more than 60 entrepreneurs from Thailand. Other than Indonesian food, the attendee was also shown a traditional dance from Indonesia.(sp)