Indonesia, the third largest democracy in the world, a model of harmonic multi-ethnic and multi-religious society and an active G20 member, represents for Italy a priority partner in the Asia Pacific region.
In 2015, several Indonesian Ministers visited Italy, in the framework of the Indonesian participation in EXPO Milan. On November 2015, the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, visited Indonesia, chosen as the destination of his first visit outside the Euro-Mediterranean area. Such a choice affirms the importance of reinforcing Italy’srelations with the leading country of the region, with the fastest growing economy in the globe. Our cooperation with Indonesia is increasing also in the context of the European-ASEAN relations.
This dynamic scenario, focused on economic cooperation, represents an opportunity for companies from Italy and Indonesia to meet and learn more about each other’s business environment and hopefully, settle foundations for new partnership in all sectors.
In this context, the role of IBAI (Italian Business Association in Indonesia) is vital as a point of convergence of the two business communities. In full collaboration with the Italian Embassy, the Italian Institute of Culture and the Italian Trade Commission, IBAI represents a fundamental player for the knowledge of the opportunities offered by the Indonesian market, as well as, for the establishment of sustainable ties between operators of the two Countries, aimed at mutual benefit.
S.E. Vittorio Sandalli
Ambassador of Italy to Indonesia