From Government of Indonesia

Swiss to Increase Investment

Switzerland will increase its investments in Indonesia this year from $3 billion last year, visiting Swiss President Micheline Calmy-Rey said Thursday (8/2/07).

The Swiss leader, who arrived in Jakarta on Wednesday (7/2/07) evening for a three-day visit, made the statement during a joint press conference with President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono at the State Palace.

She said her country is interested in investing in monetary services, infrastructure, the empowerment of small and medium industries and the pharmaceutical industry.

At least 70 Swiss companies are operating in Indonesia, employing some 60,000 workers, she said, according to Antara.
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