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Jakarta Post

European trade in focus as work begins for foreign envoys

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 9 2018   /  04:21 am

Verandah talks: The new Swedish Ambassador to Indonesia Marina Berg (right) talks with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (left) and Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi at the Merdeka Palace, Central Jakarta, on Thursday.(JP/Seto Wardhana)President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo welcomed Thursday morning 13 foreign ambassadors who are to commence their work in Indonesia, including eight who are directly involved with enhancing Indonesian trade with the European Union.Nine resident and four non-resident envoys submitted their letters of credence to the President in a ceremony at Merdeka Palace, marking the start of their official duties in the archipelago.Discussions over strengthening trade and investment as well as international cooperation were brought to the table as the ambassadors from the four continents took turns speaking with Jokowi and Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi on the verandah ...