In order to promote trade between Kenya and Indonesia, The Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KNCCI) in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Industrialization, Trade and Enterprise Development and Indonesian Embassy in Kenya organized a two-day high-level Business Forum in Jakarta, Indonesia for the 18th and 19th March ,2022.
KNCCI was represented by the Chief Operating Officer Mr. Patrick Nyangweso who took part in a partnership meeting with officials from the ICC Indonesia which is the National Committee of Indonesia to the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The ICC Centre of Entrepreneurship Jakarta Hub which was launched in October will play a role in promoting the exchange of ideas with the Centre of Entrepreneurship- Nairobi, especially in the initial take off stage.
During the second day of the business forum the Chief Operating Officer represented the Chamber President during an MoU signing ceremony between KNCCI and Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KADIN). The MoU entails solidifying the economic ties through bilateral Preferential Trade Agreements PTA that will result in business opportunities between the two countries, market access with minimal restrictions or trade barriers.
The high level business forum was concluded with the official opening of Kenya Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia which was launched by the CS Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Raychelle Omamo . The opening of the Embassy is meant to bring closer consular services to the Kenyans living in Indonesia, strengthen cooperation and explore new opportunities for collaboration in various fields.