JAKARTADAILY.ID – Finland and Spain's governments expressed their interest in collaborating with Indonesia for the development of the Indonesian new capital city (IKN), Nusantara.
IKN Authority Bambang Susantono said that earlier, several other countries, including South Korea and Saudi Arabia, also conveyed their interest in cooperating with the IKN Authority.
"IKN (Authority) welcomes any countries that want to work together to build (IKN) Nusantara," the head of the IKN Authority, Bambang Susantono, said in a statement issued on Saturday.
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"We are open to any investors to cooperate in any certain sectors," he added.
Representatives of the Finnish and Spanish governments recently met with officials from the IKN Authority at its office.
During the meeting, Susantono was accompanied by the secretary of the authority, Achmad Jaka Santos Adiwijaya, as well as the deputy for green and digital transformation at the authority, Ali Berawi.
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The Finnish government was represented by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs for International Trade, Nina Vaskunlahti, and the Finnish Ambassador to Indonesia, Pekka Kaihilahti.
They were accompanied by representatives from 12 Finland-based companies, including Betolar, KONE, and Wärtsilä. During the meeting, each company presented its plans to contribute to the development of IKN.
Meanwhile, the Spanish representatives included the Spanish Ambassador to Indonesia, Francisco Aguilera Aranda, and the Spanish trade attaché Jose Angel Molero Gonzalez.
"We have also moved our capital city in the past, thus we hope to also be able to contribute to the IKN project," the Spanish ambassador said.
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