Indonesia pushed Council of the UN Human Right to investigate violation on human right by Israel in occupied territory of Palestine through the appointment of member of Commission of Inquiry. This was stated by Indonesian permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva, Ambassador Hasan Kleib, at the council assembly of Human Right Council in Geneva, on July 2, 2018. As understood, special session of the council on May 18, 2018 has agreed the establishment of Commission of Inquiry to investigate violation on human right, especially related to the violence by Israel authority on peace protest of Palestinian citizens which is begun on March 30, 2018. The violence by Israel caused 132 Palestinians killed and more than 3,000 injured. Until now, the human right council does not form the council yet. Ambassador Kleib conveyed that Indonesia’s serious concern on human right violence by Israel which keeps continuing on Palestinians, included the use of excessive force on peace protest by Palestinians. Ambassador Kleib also emphasized that policy and illegal action which is conducted by Israel openly, has violated international law, and the UN resolution, including the resolution of the UN Security Council.
More than 70 thousand people flocked along the Champs-Élysées street at the central of Paris city to see Tropical de Paris Carnival on Sunday (1/7). This annually event which is held by Paris regent, Federation du Carnaval Tropical de Paris, and regional government of Ile-de-France every summer. This year, Indonesian team participated in again which consist of Indonesian associations in France under the Indonesian Embassy of Paris, namely association of diaspora Indonesia-France, Sekar Jagat, IKFI, Night Market, Archipelagic dance, Martial arts of the group Indonesian embassy in Paris, Bonapasogit, and also association of Indonesian student in Paris. To add festivity of Indonesian art’s performances were the existence of gamelan and dance team from Dian Nuswantoro University of Semarang. Indonesian team has theme “Batik", while maintaining the cultural diversity of the archipelago. Indonesian team which was total 100 persons, was the only participant of Asia. French people and tourists who saw the carnival, gave a standing welcome to Indonesian performances.
Indonesia received strong support from German Chamber and Commerce to conduct campaign on Indonesian economy and trade opportunity and also investment to millions of German Chamber and Commerce members throughout Germany. German Chamber and Commerce has 79 trade offices in 16 states which more than 3.5 million of German companies, which are most of them small medium enterprises. The campaign was conducted through two mechanism, namely Digital Campaign and Roadshow by German Chamber and Commerce support. Digital Campaign will be conducted electronically through German Chamber and Commerce network regularly so economic and investment opportunity with Indonesia will be on roadmap of German entrepreneurs. Roadshow campaign will be conducted at the end of this year after the implementation of conference of German industry and entrepreneur in Jakarta in November 2018 on Asia-Pacific Conference 2018. The conference has been known by German industrialist and entrepreneur, and it is predicted around 1000 German business communities will come toJakarta. Indonesia must be able to utilize the meeting maximally to increase Indonesian and German Trade Relation.