Finland–Indonesia relations

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Finland–Indonesia relations
Map indicating locations of Finland and Indonesia



Finland–Indonesia relations was officially established in 1954.[1] Finland has an embassy in Jakarta, while Indonesia has an embassy in Helsinki. Finland and Indonesia has agreed to forge a partnership in energy and environment sector and also to promote cooperation and development for renewable and clean energy.[2]


The historical relations between two nations has begun prior to the formation of Republic of Indonesia. Back in September 3, 1923, Finland has established its honorary consul in Batavia (now Jakarta), Dutch East Indies, and formalized in March 31, 1927. Following the end of Indonesian National Revolution, on February 10, 1950, Finland recognized Indonesian sovereignty, and the two countries established diplomatic relations on September 6, 1954. From this time, the Finnish embassy in New Delhi was also appointed for Indonesia until May 1, 1974, when Finland finally opened its embassy in Jakarta.[1] In 1976, Indonesia reciprocally established its own embassy in Helsinki.

In August 2005, Martti Ahtisaari of Finland has helped to end 30 years of fighting between Acehanese rebels and the Indonesian government. He initiated and mediated a crisis management initiative that successfully led to a peace agreement signed in Helsinki followed seven months of negotiations.[3]


The partnership between Finland and Indonesia covers some sectors, including education, technology, renewable energy, environment, economy and trade.[2] There are numbers of Finnish companies investing and operating in Indonesia.


  1. ^ a b "Brief history of the Finnish Embassy in Indonesia". Finnish Embassy in Jakarta. Retrieved April 28, 2014.
  2. ^ a b Alistair Speirs (March 4, 2014). "An Interview with H.E. MR. KAI SAUER Ambassador of Finland to Indonesia". NOW! Jakarta. Retrieved April 28, 2014.
  3. ^ "Former President of Finland to visit Aceh". The Jakarta Post. February 20, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2014.

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