Indonesia participates for the second time in the International Expo of Agriculture in Paraguay


After winning as the best foreign pavilion in 2007, Indonesia once again participates in the 2009  International Exposition of Agriculture. Indonesian pavilion will be officially opened on Saturday, 4 July 2009 at 19.00  by the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Madam Retno L.P. Marsudi, accompanied by Indonesian Ambassador to Paraguay, H.E. Mr. Sunten Z. Manurung and some high ranking officials from Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Industry and Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board.
Indonesian pavilion in the Expo showcases Indonesian high quality products as well as Indonesian potencies in trade, investment and tourism. The dance group of the Indonesian Embassy will entertain the visitors and invited guests during the opening of the pavilion on July 4, 2009 at 7 pm and in the Patio de Comida on Sunday, July 5, 2009 at 4 pm.
Apart from opening the Indonesian pavilion, the Indonesian delegation also scheduled to meet their Paraguayan counterpart. Madam Marsudi is scheduled to meet Don Jorge Lara Castro, Vice Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores and Don Francisco Oscar Rodriguez Campuzano, Viceministro de Relaciones Económicas e Integración on Friday, July 3, 2009 in the office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay. The two parties discussed various issues on the bilateral relations between Indonesia and Paraguay. In the last three years, the political relation between the two countries are getting stronger, especially after the celebration of 25 bilateral relations in 2007 and the visit  of Indonesian Foreign Minister, H.E. Mr. Hassan Wirajuda  in 2008.
Meanwhile, in economy, after Indonesian participation in International Expo in Paraguay 2007, the trade volume between the two countries showed significance increase, mostly from Indonesian export to Paraguay. In 2009, Indonesia expect to increase not only the trade volume but also investment cooperation with Paraguay. On 15 July, 2009, Indonesian Embassy will organized a seminar entitled  “Challenge and Opportunity for Trade and Investment Cooperation Between Indonesia and Paraguay”  with  the main speaker Mr. Ahmad Husen, Director of Exhibition, Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board. The seminar will give in-depth information to businessmen and investors from Paraguay about Indonesian economic potencies.

Asuncion, 29 June 2009.
Press and Cultural Section,
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia