Jakarta (ANTARA) - The opening of Boeing's new office in Jakarta reflects the strong partnership between the US and Indonesia, Ambassador of the United States to Indonesia Sung Y. Kim has said

"It is an honor to celebrate the grand opening of Boeing's new office in Indonesia. This event signifies an important milestone for Boeing and underscores the enduring strength of the partnership between the United States and Indonesia," said Ambassador Kim, according to a release issued by the US Embassy in Jakarta on Wednesday (October 4).

He made the statement while delivering a speech at the opening ceremony of the office of the US company, which recently completed an investment as part of its commitment to expanding its commercial relationship with Indonesia.

The US ambassador believes that the establishment and expansion of Boeing's presence in Indonesia shows that collaboration can serve as a key driver for economic growth.

"By inaugurating this office, Boeing is not only investing in its future, but also investing in Indonesia's future," he stated.

He noted that Indonesia is well-positioned to benefit from the world-class aircraft manufactured by Boeing.

"Boeing's commitment to safety, technology, and environmental sustainability aligns well with Indonesia's own objectives for a sustainable future," Kim said.

The new Boeing office in Jakarta’s South Central Business District (SCBD), with dozens of newly hired staff, is also home to the regional headquarters of the Boeing Engineering Global Support Center, which provides engineering support for customers across Southeast Asia.

Boeing has been in Indonesia for more than 74 years, dating back to 1949 when Garuda Indonesia began flying special transports with a Douglas DC-3.

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