Indonesian ambassador to Jordan, Andy Rachmianto, along with some foreign ambassadors to Jordan, accompanied Commisioner General of United Nations Refugee Work and Relief Agency for Palestinian Refugees( UNRWA ), Pierre Krähenbühl, during a visit to a refugee camp at Amman city, Jordan on Sunday (2/9). In the visit, Ambassador Andy directly affirmed to Krähenbühl, that Indonesia will support fundraising to assist UNRWA operational, either through domestic support or to persuade international countries to give more concern to UNRWA. UNRWA is a body of the United Nations which has mandate to ensure fulfillment of basic rights for Palestinian refugees that formed on May 1, 1950, that gives health service, education, and social to Palestinian refugees in the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.
As the largest archipelagic state in the world which is located in between two oceans, Indonesia always keeps good cooperation with Pacific countries to support Pacific region which is safe, opened, progressive and prosperous. This was stated by Director General of Asia Pacificand Africa of Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry, Ambassador Desra Percaya, who led Indonesian delagation in the Summit of the 49th Pacific Islands Forum in Nauru, on September3-6, 2018. On the sidelines of the meeting, Ambassador Desra Percaya on Monday (3/9/2018) emphasized that Indonesia is a part that cannot be separated with Pacific. Ambassador Desra said that the priority program of the Indonesian gopvernment related to accelerate development of the Western region of Indonesia will also have positive impact for development in region of South Pacific. The Summit has a theme "Building a Strong Pacific: Our People, Our Islands, Our Will", which discussed issues that become mutual concern in Pacific, among others regional security, climate change and maritime security. The meeting also signed handing over chairmanship of Pacific Islands Forum from Samoa (2017-2018) to Nauru (2018-2019). In his opening speech, Presidentof Nauru, Baron Divavesi Waqa conveyed that the forum is place for Pacific countries to solve various mutual challenges which are faced in the region. The forum is forum of cooperation among countries in Pacific region which include 18 countries/regions, among others Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji, Polynesia France, New Caledonia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Federation of Micronesia, Palau, and Solomon Islands.The forum was established in 1971, and aimed to strengthen cooperation and integrity of policy of Pacific countries to achieve economic growth, sustainable development, good governance of the government, and also common regional security. Nauru is one of Pacific countries which has good relation with Indonesia.
Training in Technology of Agricultural and Animal Husbandryfor African countriesis being held again by the Indonesian government. The training which has a theme International Training on Processing Technology of Agricultural and Animal Husbandry Products for African Countries: Sharing Best Practices to Achieve SDGs, is being held starting from September 1 – 10, 2018 in Malang and Batu, East Java. The training is held on cooperation of Directorate of Technique Cooperation of Foreign Affairs Ministry along with Ministry of Agriculture, in this regard, Training Center of Agriculture of Ketindan region and Training Center of animal husbandry of Batu region, and also Non-Aligned Movement Center for South-South Technical Cooperation (NAM-CSSTC). There are 13 participants from 12 African countries, namely South Africa, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe.The event is aimed to share knowledge and experience of Indonesia in agricultural and animal husbandry sector with African countries. The training is held to support Indonesia’s commitment on Indonesia-Africa Forum (IAF) which was held in Bali in April 2018.