The UN Security Council’s session which was led by Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister, Retno LP Marsudi as President of the UN Security Council for May 2019, took place uniquely. The room of the UN Security Council in the meeting was enlivened by various kinds of batik motifs or weaving clothes which were worn by delegations from various countries. No exception, the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres also worn troso weaving motif with light color. Batik was chosen as dress code of the UN Security Council’s session on May 7 to honor Indonesia which holds presidency of the UN Security Council for May 2019. Minister Retno Marsudi said that by wearing Batik in the UN Security Council’s session, it is hoped that Batik will be more popular. UNESCO has recognized Batik as the world's cultural heritage.
Indonesian Vice President, M. Jusuf Kalla on Tuesday May 7 received official visit of Argentinian Vice President, Gabriella Michetti at Vice Presidential Palace in Jakarta. This was the first visit of the Argentinian Vice President to Indonesia since their diplomatic relation opened on June 30, 1956. In the meeting, the two vice presidents agreed to increase cooperation in the field of trade, investment and agriculture. Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla said that Argentina is the biggest trade partner of Indonesia in the South American region and Indonesia wants to increase trade with Argentina.
Indonesian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Abdurrahman Mohammad Fachir received Norwegian Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Y.M. Marianne Hagen in Jakarta (6/5/2019). The two deputy ministers focused in the priority fields of the two countries, namely environment, forestry, energy, maritime and fishery as well as Human Rights. Mohammad Fachir emphasized that the interaction of Indonesia and Norwegian business community needsto increase trade and investment value which is still under economic potential of the two countries. Fachir and Hagen also agreed that comprehensive economic cooperation agreement between Indonesia and countries of European Free Trade Association (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland), or well known with Indonesia European Union Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, become important instrument to encourage economic relation and cooperation of the two countries. The two deputy ministers hope that the ratification process in each country can be solved as soon as possible.