Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with Indian Embassy in Jakarta, and the government of Aceh Province held India-Indonesia Investment Forum on Monday (9/7). The event was the follow-up of “Shared Vision of India-Indonesia Maritime Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific" which was planned by President Joko WI dodo and Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. Business delegation of Andaman and Nicobar Islands which are the closest Indian territory with Indonesia, was met with delegation of Acehnese Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The forum was attended by 50 participants which consisted of entrepreneurs of the two counties and also regional and central officials. The event was opened by expert staff of Governor in economic, financial and development sector of Aceh Province, Iskandar Syukri. Iskandar Syukuri hoped an increase of investment and trade among Aceh and India. Indian Ambassador to Indonesia, Mr. Pradeep Kumar Rawat, also conveyed the necessity to establish business connectivity between Sumatera with Andaman and Nicobar. Ambassador Pradeep Kumar Rawat also explained a number of potential and opportunities for economic cooperation of the two regions, among others tourism, air connectivity, sea connectivity and hospital service.
Indonesian Consulate in Tawau, Malaysia, officially released 235 children of Indonesian migrant workers who will continue their study to Indonesia. Indonesian consulate of Tawau, Sulistijo Djati Ismojo said that the returning of the children will continue their study in senior high school post-graduate from Community Learning Centre (CLC) in Sabah, Malaysia. The children are completed with official documents which guarantee their return. Consul of Tawau on Monday (9/7) appreciated the students, teachers and parents who take care the legal travel documents for the children to return to Indonesia. Coordinator of Sabah Bridge, a group of Indonesian teachers in Sabah, Aksar said that from 235 students, 135 students will continue their study to senior high school in Nunukan and Sebatik island, while the others will continue their study in a number of regions in Java, Sulawesi and Sumatera. As many as 65 students who continue their sudy in Indonesia after receiving scholarships from Sabah Bridge. Aksar added although their parents work as Indonesian migrant workers in Malaysia but some students after continuing their study in senior high school in Indonesia, recorded achievement and even received scholarships so they can continue their study in Indonesia’s state university based on the facility and recommendation of Educational and Cultural attache of the Indonesian Embassy in Kuala Lumpur. Sabah Bridge is a teacher social movement established by the Indonesian government to teach Indonesian children in Sabah, Malaysia.
Towards the Asian Games 2018, Indonesian athletes from various sports keep doing preparations. Indonesian karate national teamalso conducted sparring in a number of countries. Specially for kumite number, a number of karate athletes followed tarining in Cairo, Egypt. At least 10 karate athletes participated in training camp program in Cairo, Egypt. The activity held from June 28 – July 10, 2018. During the training, the karate athletes tried their ability by sparring with Egypt national athletes. Indonesian ambassador to Egypt, Helmy Fauzy welcome the attendance of Indonesian national athletes in Egypt. The ambassador recognized that the government of Egypt gives attention to develop sport achievement. Egypt has plenty sport facilities and the enthusiasm and participation of its people is very high. The ambassador hoped this can be learned and transmitted in Indonesia.