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This is RRI World Service, Voice of Indonesia with Diplomatic Corner, a segment which presents information about activities and progress of Indonesian diplomacy in the international world.

The first information is from Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia. One of businesspeople of the Mercosur, a South American trade bloc, Rodolfo Kramer said that 26 businesspeople and prospective buyers are fascinated by the implementation of the biggest trade expo in Indonesia -the 2018 TEI. Indonesian Ambassador to Argentine, Niniek Kun Naryatie remarked during the implementation of the 2018 TEI in BSD Tangerang, Banten on Saturday (27/10) that the Indonesian Embassy in Buenos Aires is able to convince not only the Argentinian Businesspeople but also members of the Mercosur namely Uruguay, Paraguay, and Brazil in a bid to attend the expo. According to Ambassador Niniek Kun Nuryatie, Mercosur’s businesspeople have great interest to expand their market in Indonesia. There were various delegates attending the expo, such as those who looked for Indonesian furniture, canned-fishery products, and palm oils. Even an Argentinian football club also visited the expo. A businesswoman from San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentine involving in PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) and glass material production for industry, Maria Sonia said that Indonesia has good-quality furniture products with affordable prices. Her side plans to import furniture products which can be utilized in a number of projects in the future.

The second information is from Nusa Dua, Bali. The harmful impact of plastic waste pollution that causes concern and threatens environmental conservation for future generations is the main reason to strengthen regional and global cooperation in a bid to solve sea and plastic waste pollutions. The call was remarked by Director of Cooperation of the ASEAN, Jose Tavares during the Our Ocean Conference 2018 in Nusa Dua, Bali. The meeting was an additional event held during the Our Ocean Conference that was participated in by 140 countries and leaders of the countries, ministries, senior officials, from 29th -30th of October 2018. Jose Tavares affirmed in the meeting that awareness must be intensified so that people can start realizing the importance of solving plastic waste pollution issue, particularly the one caused by plastics. He warned that there should be concrete actions to immediately alleviate sea pollution. Jose Tavares also said that as the biggest archipelagic state in the world located between two oceans, Indonesia is the meeting point of ocean’s wave carrying sea pollutants from various countries.

The last information is from Lima, Peru. The Indonesian Ambassador in Lima held a talk-show event by inviting the author of The Naked Traveler book, Trinity as the speaker on Monday (29/10). The event was held in a bid to introduce Indonesia and the Indonesian talented author to Peruvian society as well as provide them opportunity to learn from the Indonesian author. During the talk-show, Trinity gave tips and suggestions on how to become an author. In addition, participants from Peru who were university students and employees asked about the tips to have solo-travelling, the way to overcome language barriers, and the worst experiences faced by the author. In the talk-show, there was also a plan of visit Indonesia in 2019. Trinity is currently joining an Author Residency Program conducted by the National Book Committee of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia in Peru. The event was also participated in by Indonesian and Peruvian people, as well as participants of the Indonesian language course.

That was Diplomatic Corner

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