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President Joko Widodo inaugurated the wind power plant in Indonesia located in Regency Sidenreng Rappang South Sulawesi province.


President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), flanked by First Lady Iriana, welcomed Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and wife DR Siti Hasanah on their arrival at Halim Perdanakusuma airport at 18.17 p.m. in Jakarta on Thursday.

Also seen accompanying Jokowi to welcome Mahathir and his delegation were Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Coordinating Minister for Political, Security and Legal Affairs Wiranto, Indonesian Ambassador to Malaysia Rusdi Kirana, and Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan.

Mahathir is on an official visit to the country from June 28 to 29.

According to the Malaysian embassy, the visit is the first bilateral visit made by Mahathir after assuming the prime minister post for the second time on May 10.

Mahathir is scheduled to meet Jokowi as well the Malaysian community members.

The visit is expected to serve as a means for the two leaders to deepen bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries.

Mahathir is also expected to discuss various new policies of his government and his country`s stance towards various issues of common concern.

The two leaders are also expected to exchange views on regional as well as global issues of common interest.

Indonesia is Malaysia’s neighbor and important partner. In 2017, trade between the two countries rose 22 percent to US$16.89 billion from 2016, making Malaysia the seventh biggest trade partner in the world and third biggest among members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) after Singapore and Thailand. (ANTARA)


President Joko Widodo received a state visit by Democratic Republic of East Timor President Francisco Guterres Lu Olo on Thursday, June 28th at Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java. This visit is the first overseas visit of President Guterres after being sworn in as President last year. In his speech, President Joko Widodo called the state visit as a show of close relationship between Indonesia and Timor Leste. In the meeting, according to President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), the two heads of state agreed to improve the bilateral relations that looked ahead. Some of the things that become the focus of discussion include cooperation in trade and investment. During the meeting President Joko Widodo conveyed Indonesia's commitment to continue to be a reliable partner in economic development in Timor Leste.

“Indonesia is Timor Leste’s major trading partner and also known with 9 SOEs and 400 Indonesian owned companies operating in Timor Leste. The value of Indonesian investment in Timor Leste is over 595 million USD therefore, we agreed to initiate negotiations and reach on the promotion of investment protection and double taxation avoidance agreements. I am sure that the government of President Lu Olo will continue to provide assurance and legal certainty for Indonesian investment,” said Joko Widodo.

Furthermore, President Jokowi said, the two heads of state also agreed to increase cooperation in the field of connectivity. In this case, according to President Jokowi, the two heads of state discussed the completion of the construction of the Motaain bridge. This bridge will connect Motaain in Belu Regency, East Nusa Tenggara with Batugade in Timor Leste. In addition, according to Jokowi, the two heads of state also welcomed the opening of flight routes that linked Kupang and Dili. In addition, President Joko Widodo and President Francisco Guterres Lu Olo also agreed to increase cooperation in education and capacity building. Jokowi asserted that Indonesia welcomes the desire of East Timorese students to continue their study in Indonesia. (VOI/Ndy/DP)



Indonesia welcomes the meeting between the US President, Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un in Singapore, on Tuesday (12/6). President Joko Widodo conveyed that Indonesia had hopes that the outcome of the meeting could contribute to the Korean Peninsula region, the ASEAN region, and to the world peace.

“I warmly welcome, Indonesia welcomes and supports the summit of the United States and North Korea in Singapore. We hope the outcome of this summit can contribute to peace, in the Korean Peninsula region, in our region, and to world peace. I think that’s the hope,” the President said in a press statement at the Bogor Presidential Palace on Tuesday.

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at a meeting on Tuesday signed an agreement document. The content of the document is, among other, President Trump committed to building a lasting and stable peace on the Korean Peninsula. Meanwhile North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un affirms his commitment to a comprehensive denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. (KBRN/Pradipta/AHM)


President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said the election of Indonesia to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) is a reflection of the international community`s appreciation towards the country`s track record.

The president through his official facebook account monitored on Sunday said that democracy and tolerance in Indonesia would be an asset for the country to play an active role in the UN Security Council.

"The Indonesia`s role at the global level will increase with the election of the country to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2019-2020 period representing Asia-Pacific," he remarked.

Jokowi also mentioned that in the (recent) United Nations General Assembly`s session, Indonesia gained 144 votes from the 190 UN member countries attending the session. "This support exceeds two-thirds of the UN members," he disclosed.

He also affirmed the mandate of the international community to Indonesia which should become a concern to be carried out as good as possible.

"The mandate of the international community to Indonesia, will be run as good as possible to make a real contribution to peace, humanity and prosperity in the region and globally," he pointed out.

The president at the same time appreciated and congratulated the Indonesian diplomats who have brought Indonesia into a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.

Indonesia, which will officially fill the seat as of January 1, 2019, defeated the Maldives by 144 votes to 46 after 190 UN member-countries cast their votes.

Besides Indonesia, four other countries were also elected non-permanent members of the UNSC -- South Africa for Africa; the Dominican Republic for Latin America and the Caribbean; and Germany and Belgium for Western Europe and other countries.

Indonesia had previously been a Non-Permanent Member of the UNSC in 1973-1974, 1995-1996, and 2007-2008.

The Security Council has 15 members -- five permanent (United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, and China) and 10 non-permanent serving for two years. (ANTARA)

Indonesia is officially elected as a non-permanent member of the United Nations (UN) Security Council for 2019-2020 period representing the Asia-Pacific region. The vote was held at the UN General Assembly in New York, United States of America on Friday (June 6th). Indonesia won the election by 144 votes of the total 190 UN member states, defeating Maldives that only seized 46 votes. Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi through a live streaming from the United Nations through said that the result of this election is a form of trust given by UN member countries. On the same occasion, she also expressed her gratitude to all UN member states for the trust given to Indonesia in the UN Security Council. “Indonesia is honored to be elected as non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for the term 2019-2020 with 144 votes. It was a privilege to have run for the candidacy with our good friend Maldives. On behalf of the government and people of the Republic of Indonesia, allow me to express our deepest appreciation for all of general support extended toward Indonesia’s candidacy. I wish to extend my sincere gratitude to member states of the United Nations for trusting Indonesia to be your true partner," said Retno Marsudi. Minister Retno Marsudi added that the trust given by UN member states is a recognition of Indonesia's contribution to world peace for decades. In addition, Indonesia's election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council also strengthens Indonesia's commitment to keep maintaining world peace and security. Indonesia had previously been a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for three periods in 1973-1974, 1995-1996 and 2007-2008. The UN Security Council is comprised of 15 member states consisting of five-veto member states: the USA, Russia, China, Britain and France and 10 non-permanent members elected for a two-year period. (VOI/Rezha/RHM)

In conjunction with Swedish National Day on June 6, RRI World Service Voice of Indonesia interviews Swedish Ambassador to Indonesia HE. Mrs. Johanna Brismar Scoog by Ani Hasanah Mubarok.


Special Interview with Ambassador of Denmark to Indonesia HE. Rasmus Abildgaard Kristensen on the occasion of Denmark national Day June 6, 2018 by Ahmad Faisal



President Joko Widodo hopes that the construction of the campus of Universitas Islam Internasional Indonesia (UIII), in area of  LPP RRI Cimanggis Transmitter site , Depok City, West Java Province, the first stone laying done today ( 5 June 2018 )  will be completed within 4 years.

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