Press Release


The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Kyiv, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, Ministry of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia,  the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia, Ministry of Industry of the Republic of Indonesia, Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of the Republic of Indonesia, in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine, Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and American Chamber of Commerce will hold an integrated solo exhibition entitled "Windows to Indonesia 2013" that exhibits the finest products and services from Indonesia. The Exhibition will be held on 24-26 May 2013 at the Ukrainian House, Kyiv.

In its Annual Press Statement on 4 January 2013, the Indonesian Foreign Minister noted that until mid-2012, non-traditional export markets of Indonesia in Africa, the Middle East and Eastern Europe increased over the same period last year (Africa up by 46%, Middle East up by 43% and Eastern Europe up by 87%). The Foreign Minister also added that seeking out for new opportunities and to penetrate non-traditional markets will be continued as part of Indonesia's future economic diplomacy. Ukraine is currently aimed as one of the robust non-traditional markets for Indonesia's export commodities. With a population of 45 million people, Ukraine is the second largest market after Russia in Eastern Europe. The trade value between the two countries peaked in 2008 at US$ 1.4 billion, while in 2012 the trade value between Indonesia and Ukraine had reached US$ 1.32 billion.

Indonesia’s integrated  exhibition "Windows in Indonesia" - an event which demonstrate not only the best products and services of Indonesia, also visitors will be able to enjoy traditional Indonesian cuisine, to watch  fashion show made by Indonesian designers and enjoy a cultural program included traditional dances and the traditional music of Indonesia.

With the Exhibition, the Indonesian Embassy in Kyiv hopes that the government’s and public’s understanding of the trade potential between Indonesia and Ukraine can be increased, which in turn will support the increased cooperation between the two countries, especially in economics and trade.