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COVID-19 in Indonesia: Switzerland sends 600 oxygen concentrators to Jakarta

24.07.2021 — Press release EDA
Switzerland is helping Indonesia to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Swiss Humanitarian Aid sent 600 oxygen concentrators to Jakarta on Saturday, with a total value of nearly CHF 1 million. This is the sixth delivery of oxygen concentrators and other medical supplies that Switzerland has made to another country since May 2021, worth over CHF 15 million in total.


Competitiveness and Sustainability: Switzerland’s Economic Cooperation and Development Program with Indonesia 2021-2024

25.02.2021 — Press release Indonesia
Switzerland and Indonesia renewed their development partnership on February 25, 2021, by jointly launching Switzerland’s Economic Cooperation and Development Program with Indonesia 2021-2024. The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) will provide CHF 65 million in grant funding to support Indonesia in becoming a more competitive, resilient, and equitable economy. The Program 2021-2024 is a testament to the strong partnership between Switzerland and Indonesia, which are celebrating 70 years of diplomatic relations this year.


Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin holds dialogue with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

10.11.2020 — Press release Indonesia
Bern, 10.11.2020 - On 10 November, Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin, the head of the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), held a virtual discussion with the ASEAN Secretary General, six ministers of economic affairs and four vice ministers and state secretaries of ASEAN countries. It was the first time that such an exchange had taken place and was intended to identify possible areas of economic cooperation.



ASEAN-Switzerland Partnership: Joint Committee Reviews

02.12.2019 — Press release Indonesia
Disaster management, vocational education, peace and human rights as well as social forestry and climate change are at the heart of Switzerland’s partnership with ASEAN. On 29 November 2019, delegations of Switzerland and ASEAN met in Jakarta to review the work accomplished. Over the past year, Switzerland deepened its Sectoral Dialogue Partnership with ASEAN, contributing to the "Advancing Partnership for Sustainability" agenda of Thailand’s Chairmanship.



Switzerland and ASEAN Humanitarian Assistance Centre sign Memorandum of Intent

01.08.2019 — Press release Indonesia
On 1 August 2019, on the margins of the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok, Switzerland and the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) inked their intent to further develop cooperation and the exchange of expertise. The signing of the Memorandum followed a trilateral meeting between Switzerland’s State Secretary Pascale Baeriswyl, Thailand’s Permanent Secretary Busaya Mathelin and ASEAN’s Deputy Secretary General Hoang Anh Tuan.




Head of Swiss Humanitarian Aid visits Palu

24.10.2018 — Press release Indonesia
Jakarta, 24 October 2018 - Ambassador Manuel Bessler, the Swiss Government’s Delegate for Humanitarian Aid, visited Palu on 22-23 October. He met with displaced people, authorities and local aid organizations. Accompanied by Kurt Kunz, Ambassador-designate of Switzerland to Indonesia, he reviewed Switzerland’s humanitarian assistance to the people affected by the earthquakes and tsunami. They donated additional material for water treatment and shelter to the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI).



Switzerland Delivers Humanitarian Assistance to Sulawesi

05.10.2018 — Press release Indonesia
Jakarta, 05.10.2018 – Switzerland is contributing humanitarian assistance in the areas of water treatment systems and emergency shelter for the population in Central Sulawesi affected by the earthquakes and a tsunami on Friday, 28 September 2018, as agreed with the Government of the Republic of Indonesia. Switzerland had offered its assistance to the Indonesian Government on Saturday.

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