Wednesday, 29 April 2015 TETO ( The Taipei Economic and Trade Office ) in collaboration with ICWA ( The Indonesian Council on World Affairs ) held a seminar on “ The Outlook of Economic Cooperation Between Indonesia and Taiwan “ at Menara Batavia, Jakarta.
The Opening Remarks were made by Mr. Liang – Jen Chang, Representative, Taipei Economic and Trade Office (TETO) in Indonesia, Mr Setyono Djuandi Darmono, President Director, PT. JABABEKA and Prof. Makarim Wibisono, Former Indonesian Permanent Representative to UN in New York and Geneva, Former Executive Director of ASEAN Foundation, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Indonesian Council on World Affairs (ICWA). Mr Muhammad Luthfi, Former Trade Minister, Former BKPM Chairman and Former Indonesian Ambassador to Japan was the keynote speaker.
One of the speakers of the panel discussion, Dr. Kristy Hsu (Program Director, Taiwan ASEAN Studies Center (TASC), Chung-Hua Institution for Economic Research (CIER) mentioned that ASEAN will be both an Asia Factory and an Asia Market and most Taiwan companies consider to invest, increase presence or explore more cooperation in ASEAN countries; high percentage of companies expect business to increase in the future when the AEC is realized.
Moreover, Mr. Darmono mentioned that Indonesia as one of the largest democratic countries and Taiwan as the craziest democratic countries combined, will be democrazy which can create a better future for both countries.