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Talk of The Week: Austria-Indonesia ties remain solid, top envoy says

Jakarta   /   Sat, November 4 2017   /  12:35 am

Courtesy of Austrian EmbassyAustrian people living in Indonesia celebrated their National Day with joy on Oct. 27 at Hotel Indonesia Kempinski in Jakarta. Austrian Ambassador to Indonesia Helene Steinhäusl hosted a great, grand gala reception at the hotel to mark the occasion.“Our relations with Indonesia remain solid and they are constantly growing,” Ambassador Steinhäusl said at the reception.Indonesia and Austria established their diplomatic relations in 1954. Since then, these relations have been growing by leaps and bounds.In 2016, bilateral trade between Indonesia and Austria stood at almost US$400 million. Indonesia mainly exports coffee, footwear, spices, garments, rubber and electronic goods to Austria and mainly imports machinery, steel, paper, pharmaceutical products and electronic goods from Vienna. Indonesia’s Agrarian and Spatial Planning Minister Sofyan Djalil was ...