Switzerland and Indonesia provide details of cooperation

24 January 2023 12:01

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Zurich - At the second annual meeting of their Trade and Sustainability Council, economiesuisse and the Indonesian business association KADIN formulated their priorities for 2023. The focus is on textiles, education and training, natural ingredients in food and green infrastructure.

The Swiss-Indonesian Trade and Sustainability Council has further specified its work agenda for 2023. For this purpose, around 30 high-ranking representatives from business, politics and administration met, both in person and virtually, in Zurich on January 20 for a conference led by the business umbrella organizations of both countries, economiesuisse and KADIN.

The Council, founded in May last year, intends to focus its work in four sectors: textiles, education and training, natural ingredients in food production and green infrastructure. As economiesuisse explains in a press release, biodegradable materials and organic colorants are among the most important issues in the textiles sector. In addition, the Council is looking for solutions on how Indonesian vocational schools can improve cooperations with the private sector, with both countries set to intensify the exchange of specialists as well.

With regard to a greener infrastructure, sustainability projects in the areas of waste management and steel production are on the agenda. Potential synergies between the Swiss and Indonesian private sectors are also being explored with regard to local public transport.

According to economiesuisse, the Council was established with the firm conviction that the private sector has a central role to play in the implementation of sustainability projects. Accordingly, Christoph Mäder, President of economiesuisse, highlighted the social, ecological and economic dimensions of sustainability in his opening speech. mm

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