This is RRI World Service -Voice of Indonesia with Diplomatic Corner, a program which presents information about activities and progress of Indonesian diplomacy in the international world.
The first information is coming from Tokyo, Japan. Diplomatic relation between Indonesia and Japan which has taken place for 60 years was celebrated in Hibiya Park, Tokyo on Sunday morning (29/7) at Festival Indonesia 2018. As quoted by Antara News Agency, the commemoration of the two countries’ relation which has been established since 20th January 1958 as held on Saturday (28/7). However, it was opened on Sunday because of Taifun disaster on Saturday. Indonesian Ambassador to Japan, Arifin Tasrif at the opening ceremony said that the 60th diplomatic relation between Indonesia and Japan has grown well. He hoped that the future relation will improve more and bring about better cooperation and benefit for Indonesia. There were many performances of arts and Indonesian culture at the festival. Besides, there was also Jaipong dance collaboration coming from West Java with Taiko as Japanese traditional art. The Indonesian festive held at the park is beside the Japanese emperor palace. It was also enlivened by stands from a lot of ministries, regional governments and banking which performed several cultures and potential of Indonesia. Ambassador Arifin Tasrif also said at the agenda, the embassy of Indonesia in Japan tried to bring delegates such as from Sumatera and Papua to introduce Indonesian culture to visitors, especially Japan citizens.
The next information is coming from London, England. Bimo Adityarahman Wiraputra from Bandung Technology of Institute –ITB succeeded to grab gold medal at the 25th International Math Competition in Bulgaria. The competition held on 22 up to 28 at American University in Bulgaria Blagoevgrad was followed by 351 participants from 50 countries. First Secretary of Information, Social and Culture of Indonesian embassy in Sofia, Nurul Sofia to Antara News Agency said that besides having gold shoes, Indonesian delegate team under the Ministry of Research Technology and High Education also achieved one silver by Rio Fandi Dianco from University of Indonesia. The bronze medals were grabbed by Alzimna Badril Umam and Adryan Wiradinata from University of Gadjah Mada, as well as Hopein Christofen Tang from Bandung Institute of Technology. Other Indonesian delegates who got award of Honorable Mention are Sie Evan Setiawan from Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology , Laurence Petrus Wijaya and Mochamad Zulfikar Aditya from Bandung Institute of Technology, Resita Sri Wahyuni from University of Gadjah Mada. Indonesian Ambassador to Sofia, Sri Astari Rasjid met Indonesian team in Blagoevgrad to give spirit in order to achieve the best. The International Math Competition in Bulgaria was for universities students under 23 years. The achievement got by the Indonesian universities students proves that Indonesian university students are excellent in the world.
The last information is coming from Jakarta, Indonesia. Jakarta City administration cooperated with Morocco embassy to perform concert of two musicians of Indonesia-Morocco at Balai Agung, Balaikota in Jakarta on Sunday evening (29/7) . Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan attended the event and enjoyed the performance of the musicians of Morocco form Casablanca city, Hadj Younes who was duet with one of Indonesian composers and pianists, Dwiki Dharmawan to play collaborative music rhythm, but they kept using their own musical characteristic. Governor Anies Baswedan hoped through the concert, stronger relation can be built between Jakarta and Morocco, especially in promoting musical culture of each country .The bilateral cooperation between Indonesia-Morocco has been established since 1960. Through strong relation, the friendship and cooperation between Jakarta and Morocco had been materialized in 1991 by signing Memorandum of Understanding of sister city between Jakarta and Casablanca in many fields, such as expert exchange in city development, trade, tourism, culture and art, youths and sports.