Indonesian embassy in London held a screening of 5 Indonesian films in London on November 22, 2019 entitled ‘London Mini Indonesian Film Festival’. Okky Diane Palma, Second Secretary of Information and Social Culture Function of the Indonesian embassy in London explained that the goal of the event aimed to introduce Indonesia to the UK people and also to build positive discussion not only about Indonesia but also social issues which become mutual attention through media film. The event, which was conducted by Indonesian Film Society (IFS), was opened by a film entitled ‘Dua Garis Biru’ which received nominee of Piala Citra for 12 categories. Other films which were shown, were Turah, Nyanyian Akar Rumput and 27 Steps of May. The festival would be closed by showing a film entitled ‘Bumi Manusia’ which was appointed from Pramoedya Ananta Toer novel.
Indonesia is ready to be destination country of world investment. The readiness is supported with huge market. Indonesia is a production hub and also destination investment of various countries in the world. This was stated by expert staff of International Relations, Arlinda when becoming one of key speakers at 7th US-Indonesia Investment Summit 2019 in Jakarta, on Thursday (21/11). According to Arlinda, with a stable flow of investment and political conditions, this year the Indonesian economy continues to improve and is expected to increase further in 2020. In the field of ease of doing business, Indonesia sit at 128th rank in 2013 and shift to 73rd rank in 2019. Within six years, the Indonesian government simplified and improved all regulations relating to economic activities.
Roundtable Indonesia Workshop was held in Ireland on November 22. The discussion which was conducted on the sidelines of the implementation of Asia Matters Business Summit was an effort of Indonesian embassy to the United Kingdom concurrently Ireland to strengthen economic relations of the two countries. Indonesian Ambassador, Rizal Sukma in his speech emphasized that the development of Human Resources is at strategic direction of Indonesian policy in the next 5 years. Focusing on Human Resources sector is important, remembering that the capitalization of innovation and creativity will become Indonesia’s main driver to compete and to grow its economy. This was stated by Ambassador Rizal Sukma before 30 entrepreneurs who attended the limited discussion. Ambassador Rizal added that the existence of the intellectual assets is needed to guard and to ensure strategic priority achievement of presidential government in the sector of infrastructure, reformation or regulation, streamlining organizational and transformational structure.