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True partners in green financing

  • Peter Estlin

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London   /   Tue, July 9, 2019   /  02:22 pm
True partners in green financing We and our industry partners know that London’s strengths as an international financial center will remain, as will our policy of welcoming greater ties with our partners like Indonesia. (Shutterstock/Aleks Shutter)

As the lord mayor of London, the United Kingdom’s historic Square Mile financial district, I am proud to be a global ambassador for my country’s financial and professional services sector.

My visit to Jakarta this week comes in the wake of the second UK-Indonesia Partnership Forum last month in London, a high-level ministerial meeting that resulted in a number of agreements, many of which the City of London Corporation that I represent can help to drive forward.

It’s certainly an exciting time. Seventy years after our countries established formal diplomatic ties, the partnership between us continues to go from strength to strength. Bilateral trade stands at around 2.7 billion pounds (Rp 47.8 trillion), with 63 million pounds of this in financial services.

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Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official stance of The Jakarta Post.