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British people who stay in Oxford enjoyed Javanese leather puppet and gamelan performance presented in “Night at the Museum” event at Pitt Rivers Museum on May 17. The visitors were presented with Javanese dance which was beautifully performance by Ni Made Pujawati, accompanied by Oxford Youth Gamelan led by Jasmine Godden. Dalang Ki Sujarwo started playing the leather puppet, accompanied by Oxford Gamelan Society led by Peter Smith. In different time, the visitors participated in Balinese dance workshop at one of rooms at the museum. Counselor of Information and Social Culture, Thomas Siregar said that the event was cooperation between Indonesian embassy and Pitt Rivers Museum to introduce Indonesian culture to citizens of England in Oxford.

Provincial government of Riau expressed its desire to establish cooperation in developing halal tourism with Malaysia. One of them is with the plan of Malaysia Airlines flight route from Kuala Lumpur to Pekanbaru. Riau wants the tourists’ visit its region to keep increasing. That was stated by Governor of Riau, Syamsuar at the meeting with some Consulate representatives of Malaysia in Pekanbaru over the weekend. Provincial government of Riau welcomed the plan of the opening of Kuala Lumpur - Pekanbaru flight route by Malaysia Airlines this year. Previously, Malaysian consulate expressed that now, the process of the opening of flight route among the countries has been on submission stage of permits at the Ministry of Transportation.

The governments of Indonesia and Chile have agreed to accelerate the implementation of Indonesia- Chile Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IC-CEPA) and also to expand the scope in the agreement. The trade agreement was reached at the meeting of Indonesian Trade Minister, Enggartiasto Lukita along with Deputy Minister of Chilean  Foreign Affairs Minister of Trade Field, Rodrigo Yanez Benitez on the sidelines of Trade Minister’s Meeting of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Chile on Saturday (18/5). Minister Enggar said that the expansion of IC-CEPA agreement is concerning with trade in services and investment between the two countries. The two sectors are viewed to make trade relations of the two countries become more comprehensive. As a follow-up of the agreement, Minister Enggar also said that Deputy Minister Rodrigo Yanez Benitez will visit Indonesia on June 10-11, 2019.

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