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A number of foreign artists participated in enlivening art-culture performance in Kediri, East Java. Whose title was "Panji Mbulan" at Selomangleng cave tourism object in Kediri on Sunday (18/11). Mayor of Kediri, Abdullah Abu Bakar said that the event was conducted to more introduce tourism potential and culture in Kediri abroad. The event also becomes collaboration opportunity between Indonesian and foreign artists. In addition, the event was held to introduce products of small and medium enterprises from Kediri. Besides Indonesian artists, the event was also enlivened by some neighboring countries, such as Spain, France, Germany, China, Brazil, and Mexico. They conducted various attractions, such as musical performances, theater and dance.

Indonesian embassy in Canberra held Indonesian Festival which presented various Indonesian foods, traditional art stage and  cultural exhibition in a bid to promote Indonesian tourism potential. The event was welcomed enthusiastically by the local people and the number of visitors reached 5,000 people. A number of Senior and Junior High schools in Canberra also used the event to more closely introduce Indonesia by witnessing annual culinary and cultural festival. The event was officially opened by Indonesian Ambassador to Australia, Y. Kristiarto S. Legowo on Saturday (17/11). A number of ambassadors with their wives of neighboring countries, such as Denmark, Laos, Cambodia, Malaysia, Vietnam, South Korea, Palestine, Lebanon, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, Zambia, of Singapore, Brunei Darussalam, Australian diplomats and foreign diplomats of the Philippines, China and Thailand, especially also attended the event. Indonesian Festival in Canberra presented 5 main attractions at cultural hall, Indonesian products and New 10 Bali tourism promotions at Kartini hall. A number of superior textile products and handicrafts such as batik, bead bags and Tapis clothes were also exhibited. Indonesian typical foods that were also offered, became its main attraction for Australians. The visitors even were willing to take long queue to get service of Indonesian foods that were sold by Indonesian community in Australia. Arumba rhythm and Angklung from West Java, Dayak Kenyah dance and playing Sampek instrument from East Kalimantan, Lampung traditional dance, until Tor-Tor from North Sumatera Utara and Sajojo dance from Papua succeeded to enliven the event.

Chief of Indonesian Police, General Tito Karnavian led Indonesian delegation at the 87th General Assembly held at Madinat Jumeirah Convention & Events Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The main agendas discussed  in the Assembly that is held starting on November 18-21, 2018, are global strategic formulation in handling trans-national crimes through optimized cooperation among state polices and the increasing of the capability of police’s institutions of Interpol members.  General Tito is also  scheduled to attend some bilateral meetings, along with Home minister of United Arab Emirates, US Deputy Attorney, Chief of Canadian police, Chief of Ukrainian police, Chief of Hong Kong Police, and Head of Russian NCB-Interpol.

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