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A dagger or Kris owned by Prince Diponegoro, which was reportedly unknown, was finally found and returned to Indonesia. This Kris was found in the Volkenkunde Museum, Leiden, the Netherlands, and a few days later, it was immediately handed over to the Indonesian National Museum. This Kris has been received by Indonesian Ambassador I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja at the Indonesian Embassy in The Hague. On Thursday (5/30). He handed it over directly to the Head of the Indonesian National Museum, Siswanto. On 10th of March, the Kris named Kiai Nogo Siluman will be exhibited at the meeting of Dutch King Willem-Alexander with Indonesian President Joko Widodo. The historical dagger will be also exhibited, especially at the National Museum, along with other Prince Diponegoro’s heirloom stuffs. They are stuffs which were returned in 1978, namely spears, horse saddles and honor umbrellas.

To keep promoting Rendang worldwide, the city government of  Payakumbuh in West Sumatera signed 2 memoranda of understanding of cooperation related to Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises of Payakumbuh. The MoU was signed in Payakumbuh, on Saturday (7/3) by Mayor of Payakumbuh, Riza Falepi, Director of Indonesian Representative of Malaysian Small Business Entrepreneurship Board, Teuku Eddy Faisal Rusydi. One of the MoU was signed by representatives of Cooperative of Randang Saiyo Wawako Center, Erwin Yunaz and PT. Imza Risky Jaya Jakarta, Dr. Rizayati. Malaysian Small Business Entrepreneurship Board has more than 50,000 companies which export to 20 countries as their marketing networks. The Board is attracted to facilitate the products to transit in Malaysia and then, the products are continued to other 20 countries.

Bank Indonesia and Bank of Korea signed an extension of bilateral currency swap arrangement cooperation (BCSA) worth KRW 10.7 trillion or Rp115 trillion which is valid effectively on March 6, 2020–March 5, 2023 and it can be extended on the agreement of the two sides. The signing was conducted by Governor of Bank Indonesia, Perry Warjiyo, and Governor of Bank of Korea, Juyeol Lee in Jakarta, on Thursday (March 5). The cooperation enables swap local currencies among the two central banks. The goals of the agreement are to encourage bilateral trade and to strengthen financial cooperation which is useful for economic development of the two countries.

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