Directorate General of National Export Development of Trade Ministry continues to strengthen penetration of non-traditional market to South Asia. One of them is through the event of Bangladesh mission trade which will be implemented on April 26-28, 2018. Director General of National Export Development, Arlinda said in Jakarta on Friday (20/4) that Bangladesh is non-traditional market which is very potential for Indonesia’s export. In the mission, the Trade Ministry will carry out a number of big companies from various sectors such as palm oil, fashion, food and beverage, automotive, a state-owned enterprise, service, furniture, and regional institution. Until now, a number of 46 companies have made sure to participate in and the delegations are as many as 96 participants. The entrepreneurs have established trade communication with 122 buyers of Bangladesh, consisting of 103 importer companies and19 delegation of Bangladesh chamber of commerce. Directorate General of National Export Development also has scheduled important meetings of the entrepreneurs of the two countries in a number of events, such as Business Forum and Business Matching and the visit of palm oil importers. The event of the mission will be synergized with Indonesia Fair 2018 which is initiated by the Indonesian embassy in Dhaka.
On April 20 and 21, 80 wastra or Indonesian clothes were exhibited at Indonesian Embassy in London. The event with the theme ‘Nusawastra Silang Budaya’: Indonesian Textiles at the Crossroads of Culture, displayed not only wastra or Indonesian clothes collections from various regions of the archipelago, but also book of Nusawastra Silang Budaya: Indonesian Textiles at the Crossroads of Culture in English edition, discussion around Indonesia’s wastra, and workshop of batik. Indonesian Ambassador to United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, Dr. Rizal Sukma expressed his appreciation on cooperation between the Indonesian embassy and the Nusawastra team in implementing the event. According to Rizal, Indonesia’s wastra is one of the promotions of Indonesian culture which is effective. Batik of Tiga Negeri, Batik Kompeni, Palembang Songket and Iban clothes amazed the visitors which were enthusiastic. Ambassador Rizal Sukma was happy because many British citizens were also collectors of Indonesia’s wastra. Opening of the event was attended by many British citizens which are collectors of Indonesia’s wastra, observers and lovers of wastra, and batik craftsmen in United Kingdom.
Film entitled “Marlina si Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak'' directed by Mouly Surya became opening film in MOOOV Film Festival which was held in 8 cities in Belgium. The festival was held in Concertgebow Brugge on Wednesday (18/4). 1,000 people who are from Brugge or surrounding cities attended the theater. The audiences enjoyed every scene of the film which consisted of 4 phases. The film tells about a widow from Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara –NTT with the name Marlina who tells about her struggle to fight unfairly. At night, the festival was officially opened by Mayor Brugge, Renaat Landuyt, Deputy Head of representative of the Indonesian embassy in Brussel, Dupito D. Simamora, and Film Director Marlina, Mouly Surya. At the festival, the Indonesian embassy served Indonesian typical foods. MOOOV Film Festival was held starting from April 17 – 31, 2018 in Brugge, Genk, Turnhout, Beringen, Dilbeek, Lier, Sint-Niklaas, Roeselare. As an annual event, the festival played more than 70 films in international scale. In every festival, a number of visitors reached more than 40,000 visitors. Film ‘Marlina Pembunuh dalam Empat Babak’ will be played in cinema in Belgium in June 2018.