Dear Members of SwissCham Indonesia,
I feel privileged to enjoy the close interaction and cooperation between the Embassy of Switzerland and the Swiss-Indonesia Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is going strong and is confidently looking to the future.
Relations between Switzerland and Indonesia are excellent and cover an ever growing field of areas. SwissCham is both a child of this positive and strong dynamic and a contributor to further strengthen the relations between our two countries. SwissCham is also a testimony of the trust Indonesia enjoys among Swiss companies.
The COVID pandemic has hit our countries very hard, and recovery will be of essence in the months to come and in 2022.
The entry into force of the EFTA - Indonesia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement on November 1, 2021, is a milestone and coincides quite precisely with the 70th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Switzerland and Indonesia on November 2, 1951. The Partnership Agreement has a broad scope of application and invites us to discover and to tap into its potential.
I congratulate the Swiss companies for joining forces in a dynamic SwissCham and am looking forward to continue our partnership journey!
H.E. Kurt Kunz
Ambassador of Switzerland to Indonesia, Timor Leste and ASEAN.