Sweden - Indonesia Set To Work Closely In Health Sector

26 April, 2011 | Source: The Jakarta Post

INDONESIA: After having focused on cooperation with Jakarta in areas such as democracy, human rights, trade and investment and climate change in recent years, Sweden now wants to turn its eyes on Indonesia’s rapidly growing health sector.

 

Swedish Health and Social Affairs Minister Göran Hägglund is arriving in Jakarta on Tuesday to float the idea with his Indonesian counterpart Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih.

He is also bringing a big Swedish business delegation from the health sector to interact with local businesses. Sweden, which has the most modern healthcare system, is ready to offer healthcare products and technology to Indonesia.

“We have seen a strong tendency of steadily growing interest from the Swedish government’s side for Indonesia during the last years,” Swedish Ambassador to Indonesia Ewa Polano said in a press release sent to The Jakarta Post on Monday.

During his stay in Jakarta, Hägglund will address a seminar on “Healthcare for the Future” on Wednesday and donate a KanMed babywarmer to the Cipto Mangunkusumo General Hospital.

 

The governments of the United States (US), Australia, and Sweden have lauded the Indonesian governments diplomatic steps to provide humanitarian assistance to communities in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said Indonesia already enters years of low inflation, with inflation around 3 percent in the past two years.
President of the World Bank group, Jim Yong Kim, here on Tuesday expressed his support to the Indonesian governments plan on the tax reform program, which aimed to increase the state budgets income.
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) plans to visit Turkey to develop partnership in strategic industry and economy with the country, Foreign minister Retno Marsudi said here on Monday at the state palace after a meeting prior to the presidents visit to Turkey and Germany.
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and her Maldivian counterpart Mohamed Asim will hold a bilateral meeting in Jakarta on Wednesday (June 21) to discuss the cooperation in tourism sector.
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has praised Indonesia for its role in fighting illegal, unreported, unregulated (IUU) fishing, the Indonesian Embassy in Rome said.
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