24
May

Indonesia and Jordan have developed complementary relationships in terms of economy in order to develop their bilateral cooperation which has been established since decades ago. This was stated by Jordan Ambassador to Indonesia, H.E. Walid Al Hadid in a special interview with RRI World Service, Voice of Indonesia in relation with Jordan Independence Day which falls on May 25th. Ambassador Hadid said that the two countries’ economic relation is complimentary rather than competing each other. Jordan exports the products that Indonesia does not have, and on the other side, it imports products that Jordan does not produce. To boost the two countries’ economic cooperation, Ambassador Hadid invites Indonesia investors to invest in his country.

“I here invite Indonesian investor to come to Jordan to invest  in Jordan to have mutual cooperation with their counterpart  to consider Jordan as their launching pad to Europe to North Africa, Africa in general, to Gulf states and the world in general. Energy is open, water is open, tourism is open for investment, IT sector, industrial sector that is why we divided the country into several development zone,” said Walid Al Hadid.

Ambassador Walid Al Hadid further stated that in 2016, Indonesia-Jordan trade volume almost reached $260 million dollars. He believes that the two countries have a potential to increase the number to double or even triple in the years to come. To reach it, Indonesia and Jordan launched a “business council”  last year, which will work as a vehicle to boost investment from both countries. (VOI/DP/RHM)

24
May

President Joko Widodo has inaugurated a number of officials at Presidential Palace in Jakarta more recently. One of them is Admiral Siwi Sukma Adji who was inaugurated as Navy Chief of Staff replacing Admiral Ade Supandi who will be retired on June 1st. After being inaugurated, Navy Chief of Staff Siwi Sukma Adji said that he is committed to continuing the programs which have been designed by previous Navy Chief. He underlined that the maritime security sector will become his priority, especially to support World Maritime Axis vision.

“For us, Indonesia, especially the Navy, Maritime Axis is to secure the maritime shaft distribution line, to secure safe and comfortable security for marine users. Then, we also create a safe situation. Everything in the ocean such as security distribution, navigation shipping is a very important task in the future,” Navy Chief of Staff Siwi Sukma Adji said.

Before serving as Chief of Staff of the Navy, Siwi Sukma had held various strategic positions, including General Planning Assistant Commander of the TNI and Commander of Fleet Command of the Western Indonesia. In addition, Siwi Sukma also served as Commander General of Military Academy. (VOI/Ndy/Trans by Rezha/RHM)

24
May

First Visit of FM to Peru

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Indonesian Foreign Minister made the first bilateral visit of to Peru, and met Foreign Minister Popolizio and discussed a range of bilateral cooperation sectors. They both agreed to strengthen in particular economic cooperation between the two countries. They also welcomed the progress achieved in the field of fisheries, tourism, agriculture Minister Popolizio and I also exchanged views on international and regional issues of concern, including Rakhine State. Indonesia appreciates the reciprocal support provided by Peru for Indonesia's candidacy for non permanent membership in the UNSC 2019-2020.

Minister Retno Marsudi received the El Sol del Peru of the Grand Cross award from the Government of Peru during my bilateral visit to Lima, Peru, this afternoon (23/05)

This award is granted for the contribution given in strengthening bilateral ties between Indonesia and Peru It is hoped that the granting of this award will further elevate the strong cooperation between the two countries to Machu Pitchu heights ( MOFA Twitter )

 

 

 

 

24
May

The arrival of the Indonesia-1 presidential plane at West Java International Airport (BIJB) or Kertajati, Majalengka Regency, became the historical landing at the airport built on the 1,800 hectare land.  Presidential plane carrying President Joko Widodo and entourage to conduct a two-day working visit to land at BIJB approximately 09:19 pm, Wednesday, May 24. Upon arrival at the apron, the presidential plane was greeted with water salute ceremonies.

"Alhamdulillah, we have seen the historic landings because this is the first official landings plane down at Kertajati International Airport after yesterday there are experiments that have been done," said President Joko Widodo after coming down from the presidential plane.

The presence of the second largest airport in Indonesia after Soekarno-Hatta around the developing area of ​​West Java is expected to support community mobility in West Java and provide a good economic impact for the surrounding area.

"We hope that Kertajati Airport in Majalengka, West Java, this will really become an airport that can provide services to all citizens of West Java and of course all the people of Indonesia who want to West Java. In addition, we also expect this economic impact both in Majalengka District and in West Java Province as a whole, "he said.

Head of State said it wanted this airport can be integrated with Port Patimbang which is located approximately 40 kilometers. The integration can support economic improvement in West Java by providing easy access and services for incoming investors. ( biropers )