The second day of the state visit began with a wreath-laying ceremony at the monument to national heroes, Kalibata National Heroes Cemetery.
There is a military cemetery located in South Jakarta which was established in 1954 and covers about 8000 graves. The majority of the graves belong to Indonesian soldiers who died during the war of independence from 1945 to 1949. Many Japanese soldiers who stayed in the country after World War II to participate in the battle for a free Indonesia, also rests in the cemetery.
The King continued at the conclusion of the Hackathon. Hackathon is a way to generate ideas and solutions to problems. In Jakarta, such gatherings have been arranged on several occasions to generate innovations.
At this point, it was students from four prominent Indonesian universities, divided into eight teams, which for 24 hours concept developed under the Jakarta smart city that can improve the traffic situation in Jakarta. After 24 hours, the students will be able to present a working demo. King Carl Gustaf met with Infrastructure Minister Anna Johansson, representatives of Ericsson and other companies, and representatives of the Indonesian government attended the presentations.
The queen visited the Jakarta Creative Hub. Jakarta Creative Hub was launched March 1, 2017 and is intended to serve as a gathering place for creative people who want to test new ideas and concepts in design, fashion and textiles. The premises also has space for startup companies to no or very favorable rent. Indonesia is one of the world’s largest production countries for the textile and fashion industry.
During a tour Queen Silvia had the opportunity to meet young apprentices and creators and hear more about the Creative Hub’s different areas of activity. This was followed by a seminar among others lifted the young designers, entrepreneurship, internationalization and innovation.
The queen spoke and hoped that the visit to Jakarta Creative Hub will lead to further cooperation between the countries, sustainability, research, innovation and entrepreneurship.
The King and Queen then visited Jakarta’s old town Kota Tua for a lunch and to get an insight into Jakarta’s history. At Fatahillah Square appeared exhibitions of batik and wayang (Indonesian puppetry).
In the afternoon, the King attended ministers and business leaders from both countries in the High Level Forum Indonesia-Sweden Executive Forum, ISEF. Digitization, infrastructure and quality of life were subjects of ISEF, which aimed to create a platform for further cooperation and to strengthen relations between the Indonesian and Swedish companies and institutions.
After the High Level Forum King Carl Gustaf visited Jakarta’s Tanjung Priok port, located in the north-eastern part of Jakarta, which is Indonesia’s biggest port. Port Operator’s Indonesian Port Cooperation (IPC), which also hosted the visit.
The delegation got an insight into Indonesia as maritime and trading nation and see how Swedish technical solutions are used to ensure that shipping traffic into and out of the port takes place in an efficient manner. Vessel Traffic Management System (VTMIS) Saab delivered to the IPC Tanjung Priok is an example of this.
The queen visited in the afternoon, a small neighborhood library, “Manggarai Community Library” in Manggarai, a neighborhood in South Jakarta. During the visit, the Queen met young people from the Indonesian Youth Network on Violence against Children (YNVAC) and from the NGO Komunitas Jendela Jakarta (Window’s of Jakarta Community) . They work with children in the area to give them skills for everyday life and encourage them to further education.
After the field visit Queen Silvia took part in a roundtable discussion with policy makers from Indonesia and Sweden, youth representatives and representatives of NGOs. The topic was how the two countries can work to stop violence against children.
Both Indonesia and Sweden is a leader in global cooperation on Agenda 2030 to make violence against children cease. The conversation was moderated by Gunilla Olsson, UNICEF.
The Queen made a speech and said: “The library in Manggarai are very small. But let me assure you: there is nothing small in the dreams and aspirations of children and young people I met there today. It was a very inspiring visit – a visit that I will long remember. But it also reminded me of the challenges many children face today. ”
The day ended with the King and Queen’s reception at the Hotel Indonesia Kempinski. Among the guests were Swedish and Indonesian government and business representatives as well as representatives of culture and academia.
The King made a speech and said: “I hope this evening will give you the opportunity to learn about Sweden a little better. But above all, I hope that it will give you an opportunity to get to know each other. After all, the personal relationships – friendship formed through collaboration and sharing – that really connects our countries. “