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October

Indonesia will become a partner country at the annual Hannover Messe 2020 event. This is the second time Indonesia participates in the exhibition in the city of Hannover, Germany, after its participation in 1995. Indonesia will make use of the exhibition to demonstrate its industrial capabilities. As stated by the Minister of Industry, Airlangga Hartarto in a press conference on the Hannover Messe 2020 in Jakarta, Thursday (3/10).

“Indonesia wants to use this platform in 2020 to spread Indonesia’s ability in the industry sector and the ability of Indonesia as a large country in ASEAN with an economy of one trillion dollars, and this could be the base partner of industries in Germany or in Europe so they can invest,” said Airlangga.

Airlangga added, Indonesia plans to grow to become one of the 10 countries with the largest economy in 2030. Even according to Airlangga, several studies say Indonesia can become the fourth largest economy in 2045. (VOI / indah / edit r)

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October

The Ministry of Education and Culture appealed for Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry to issue a policy for its diplomats in foreign countries to wear Batik. This was stated by Minister of Education and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy through Director of Heritage and Cultural Diplomacy, Nadjamuddin Ramly at Press Conference related to one-decade commemoration of National Batik Day in Jakarta more recently. He said that Batik is necessary to Indonesian diplomats to wear in every meeting in friendly countries bilaterally and multilaterally as consistency of Indonesia in keeping the existence of Batik as cultural heritage of Indonesian pride.

“The Ministry of Education and Culture also appeals for Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister, Retno Marsudi to issue a policy so that the ministry’s diplomats both in bilateral and multilateral activities wear Batik. Do not use black suits which have been used recently, just use Batik suits. Just wear Batik which is more elegant so that the world concerns on Indonesia. It signs that Indonesia is consistent with its cultural heritage, Batik. Only Indonesia has Batik as civilization treasury today, tomorrow and forever,” said Nadjamudin Ramly.

Furthermore, Nadjamuddin Ramly explained that the Ministry of Education and Culture will also synergize with Ministry of Foreign Affairs to promote Batik as the world cultural heritage, and hold  workshops and training to make Batik at Indonesian embassy in many countries by involving national activists and conservationists. (VOI/AGUS SANTIKA/AHM/TRANS:AF)

03
October

South Korean Ambassador to Indonesia, Kim Chang-beom on his speech at National Day Reception and South Korea Armed Force in Jakarta on Wednesday evening (2/10) explained that during one year, the relations between South Korea and Indonesia are getting stronger because of the contribution from many parties. Indonesia keeps on stepping forward to be a developed country like South Korea. He also said Indonesia and South Korea are strategic and true partners.

“We are special strategic partners. Our partnership encompasses a broad range of areas, including political security, economic, social patrol, industry, and bilateral cooperation. More importantly, our partnership is purely based on heart to heart, hati ke hati, exchanges and closer partnership between our two people,” said Kim Chang-beom.

Moreover, Ambassador Kim Chang-beom also explained the amount of trade cooperation between Indonesia and South Korea reached US$40 billion dollars last year. Meanwhile, the investment of South Korea in Indonesia reached US$15 billion dollars. Indonesian  President Joko Widodo and South Korean President  Moon Jae-in while meeting at the 34th ASEAN Summit Conference in Bangkok, Thailand last June, agreed to increase bilateral cooperation of both countries, particularly in the field of investment and trade. (VOI/AHM/nrl/ TRANS:AF)

03
October

Indonesia is committed to ratifying the Paris Agreement with Law No. 16/2016 and delivered the 'Nationally Determined Contribution' -NDC at the Climate Action Summit in New York, the United States last September. The target is to reduce Greenhouse Gas emissions by 29 up to 41 percent in 2030 if there is international assistance and increase resilience to the effects of climate change through efforts of international technical cooperation. Met after the Climate Festival at the Manggala Wanabhakti Building in Jakarta, Wednesday (2/10), Minister of Environment and Forestry, Siti Nurbaya Bakar said that controlling forest fires is one way to tackle climate change.

“The most sector spaces are the forestry and rich agriculture. We tackle climate change by controlling forest fires. Then, there is peat-land that can store carbon, so it doesn't emit. It can be dozens of times from the forest. Mangroves also become our next agenda. If there is a forest, there is energy. If now here is B-20. Biodiesel is also very good. B-20 has been required by the president. This will develop into B-30, 50 and so on. B means biodiesel mixture for energy. The Ministry of Environment and Forestry  has done the solar panel. Solar energy panels have already been available in remote and urban areas. Several offices have been asked by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources to install solar panels, including in the Ministry of Environment and Forestry,” said Siti Nurbaya.

Minister Siti also expressed her  gratitude to all elements of the nation who have been involved in which Indonesia prepares to face climate change with the basic concept of 'Strengthening National Resilience'. Following-up the Paris Agreement including the implementation of NDCs depends on the implementation of development policies in key sectors relating to sustainable national development. (NK)

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