In order to gather information and improve bilateral relation between Indonesia and Ukraine, especially in the sphere of economy and trade, on 17 May 2010 Indonesian embassy in Kyiv has hold a meeting (working lunch) with Ukrainian officials and entrepreneurs. This event was considered very important in order to increase Indonesian non-oil export products to Ukraine which was decreasing up to 50% in 2009 compared to 2008 (USD 1,4 billion). The event was attended by several officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economy, National Investment Development Agency, the Ukrainian Chamber and Commerce, and local entrepreneurs.


Indonesian ambassador In her speech delivered and stressed that Indonesian embassy in Kyiv will try harder to facilitate a better contact between Indonesian and Ukrainian entrepreneurs in order to improve economy and trade cooperation between two countries. She also told everyone that the Indonesian government will try to implement a conducive policy to facilitate and encourage investment climate in Indonesia and hope the Ukrainian entrepreneurs be ready to participate in the Trade Expo Indonesia 2010 in Jakarta.


During the meeting, Indonesian embassy also performed a movie about Indonesian several major projects in the coming years such as, Trade Expo Indonesia (TEI), Indonesia the Asia booming project, and Visit Indonesia 2010. At the end of the meeting, the participants also involved in an interactive discussion.


This event received a positive response and enthusiasm from the participants. It is expected that such event will be able to improve trading volume between the two countries which was decreasing last year, mainly due to global  economic crisis, also encourage people to people contact which will strengthen bilateral relation between Indonesia and Ukraine. (Source: Indonesian Embassy in Kyiv)