The Embassy's mission is to represent Sweden in Indonesia, East Timor, and Papua New Guinea and to deepen and broaden bilateral relations between Sweden and Indonesia, Sweden and East Timor and Papua New Guinea, respectively. The Embassy also monitors and reports on ASEAN, whose secretariat is in Jakarta and where the Ambassador has been accredited since 2010.
The Embassy works actively to promote Sweden and Swedish companies in Indonesia. As part of the trade promotion, we have a close cooperation with Business Sweden, and we are constantly working to increase Swedish exports and imports of goods. The Embassy also has the task of spreading information about Sweden, facilitating student and cultural change, and promoting Swedish values. This includes human rights with focus on LGBT+ rights, environment and sustainable development as well as gender equality.
Indonesia is a rapidly growing tourist destination for Swedes and the Embassy has an important consular role in assisting distressed Swedes in Indonesia with advice and support.