Dear Members of SwissCham Indonesia,
As new Ambassador of Switzerland to Indonesia, I welcome the close interaction and cooperation between the Embassy of Switzerland and the Swiss-Indonesia Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber is a strong partner and projects itself confidently in the future.
Relations between Switzerland and Indonesia are excellent, long standing and covering a growing number of areas such as diplomacy, trade and investment, environment and sustainable development. By providing innovative, high quality and reliable products and services to Indonesia, SwissCham and its members contribute to the strengthening of the relations between our two countries. SwissCham is also a testimony of the trust Indonesia enjoys among Swiss companies.
The entry into force of the EFTA - Indonesia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement on November 1, 2021, was a milestone and coincided very 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. All actors should tap into its potential to fully reap its benefits.
I congratulate the Swiss companies for joining forces in a dynamic SwissCham and am looking forward to further develop our partnership!
H.E. Olivier Zehnder
Ambassador of Switzerland to Indonesia, Timor-Leste and ASEAN