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04
June

Diplomatic Corner

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Organic agricultural product from Indonesia succeeded to record transaction worth more than $3.3 million dollars in an exhibition of National Restaurant Association (NRA) in Chicago, the United States of America May 19–22, 2018. During the 4-day exhibition at McCormick Place, Chicago, Indonesian Pavilion was responded positively. Even, the products attracted and became one of main exhibitions. Head of Indonesian Trade Promotion Center (ITPC) Chicago, Billy Anugrah said that total of transaction obtained during the exhibition reached more than $3.3 million dollars from over 30 transactions. Indonesian pavilion was visited by more than 100 buyers. Billy further said that the Indonesian products which were the most attracted by US buyers, were coconut sugar and cream.

Ministry of Trade provides consultant/expert to run information for Head Office of Free Trade Agreement -FTA Center in 5 cities across Indonesia. The FTA Center is information center for people to be able to optimally use the FTA. Director General of International Trade Negotiation at the Trade of Ministry, Iman Pambagyo explained that the FTA Center is needed so that all parties are be able to follow the latest information and  development on free trade agreements which involve Indonesia. The establishment of the FTA Center is an effort to reach and to maximize the advantage of free trade agreement for Indonesian economy. Iman also said that one of the keys to the successful implementation of free trade agreement is that all communities are expected to know correctly the FTA,  the benefits and how to utilize it.

Ministry of Industry encouraged acceleration of the settlement negotiations in cooperation of Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA). As many as 11 rounds of negotiation have been conducted since March 2016. Hopefully, this year, IA-CEPA can be finalized. After meeting with Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Gary Quinlan AO, Minister of Industry, Airlangga Hartarto hoped that IA-CEPA can be signed when Prime Minister of Australia,  Malcom Turnbull will make a visit to Indonesia in July. The reason is that most of the issues related to industrial sector which was discussed, have finished and both sides have agreed. This was stated by Minister Airlangga in a press statement on Sunday (3/6). Minister Airlangga ensured that the existence of comprehensive bilateral cooperation will increase export value of Indonesian products to Australia.

04
June

Mosaic of Indonesia

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Program Corporate Social Responsibility or CSR is form of company’s responsibility for surrounding environment, where every company has responsibility to develop its surrounding environment through the existence of social programs. Especially related to people’s main needs of  surrounding company, Acting Governor of South Sulawesi, Soni Sumarsono said when visiting Wind Power Plant in Sidrap regency, South Sulawesi on Saturday (2/6/2018) that the program includes what people needs in accordance with the potential. Thus, every company in the program consulates with local people and government so that it has benefits for local people. Operational Director of Wind Power Plant in Sidrap, Aaron Pritchard said that his side has run the program to help people distribute the assistance. 

Regional police of North Maluku through Directorate of Water and Air Police succeeded to secure 80 protected animals in various species in South Halmahera regency on last Thursday (31/5/2018). Dozen protected animals, which were wanted to be smuggled to the Philippines, are 28 orang-utans, 21 fresh water turtles, 18 cockatoos, 8 Bayan green parrots and 5 Bayan red parrots. Director of Water Police of North Maluku Regional police, Commissioner Arif B.W when explaining to RRI said that the chronology of the arrest of the protected animals is follow-up of report of community, which was received by crew ship. The ship was loading the animals around the beach of Bori village of South Halmahera. This was stated by Arif B.W  in Ternate on Sunday (3/6/2018). From the investigation, the Water Police secured 80 protected animals which will be smuggled from Indonesia to the Philippines through sea line and the animals were not completed with documents. Besides, the ship was also not completed with Sailing Approval Letter. In additional to securing the evidences, the Water Police also secured 4 suspects. Commissioner Arif affirmed those perpetrators and the evidences which were secured in this case are under investigation by the Water Police to know the transaction process of protected animals, with a 5-year imprisonment and a fine of one hundred million rupiah.

To anticipate the flow of passenger by air transportation before Idul Fitri 1439 Hijriah, Sultan Babullah Ternate Airport established Integrated Post of Lebaran Air Transportation 2018. The post is a follow-up letter of Directorate General of Air Transportation on the implementation of Lebaran Air Transportation 2018. Operational Head of Sultan Babullah Ternate Airport, Saifullah told RRI in Ternate on last Saturday (2/6) that the post will start operating on June 7, 2018 until June 24, 2018. Saifullah also said that the post involves various elements not only personnel from Sultan Babullah Ternate Airport, but also personnel of the Coast Police Security Unityof Sultan Babullah Ternate Airport and the airlines companies. He further said that both passengers and escorts are also asked to obey the rules of the airlines for the smooth operation of the airport.

31
May

DIPLOMATIC CORNER

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The first information is from the Philippines.

At Malacanang Palace in Manila, the Philippines on Monday (28/5), Indonesian Ambassador to the Philippines, Dr. Sinyo Harry Sarundajang accompanied by Deputy Chief Indonesian representative in Manila, Budi Dhewajani and military attaché, Col. Sony Hendayana handed over credentials to President of the Philippines, Rodrigo Roa Duterte.  Meanwhile, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was accompanied by Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Alan Cayetano and a number of officials of the Philippines’ foreign affairs. The event was begun by ​ laying of wreaths at Rizal Park National Monument and ended by bilateral meeting. In the meeting, the Philippines’ President conveyed his hope on the increasing of bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and the Philippines in the future, especially border cooperation, terrorism eradication, trade and investment. At the meeting, the plan of signature of purchase of 4 unit Diesel Multiple Trains and 3 Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive Trains was discussed between PT INKA (Indonesia) and Philippines National Railway -PNR.​ The President also indicated the plan of his existence on Informal ASEAN Leaders Meeting in Bali in October 2018.

The next information is from Egypt.

There are around 2 Indonesian products which are well known in Egypt, namely noodle from Indomie of Egypt and Ban Gajah Tunggal factory. The two products are spread out beginning from the urban areas until to a number of small towns. Indomie becomes the main producer of noodle product in Egypt. General Manager of Indomie, Gunawan Harianto said in Cairo on Tuesday (29/5) that after more than 10years to build noodle factory in Egypt, the existence of its product is more famous. Even, when fasting month, the noodle product is used for Iftar and Sahur, like other staple foods in Egypt.

We end Diplomatic Corner with information from Brunei. 

Although implementing fast, Indonesian embassy and people in Brunei Darussalam are still active to do blood donor. At the second phase of ten days in the month of Ramadhan 1439 H, Indonesian people in Brunei Darussalam are still active in various events. Fasting does not become obstacle to keep working and to do various activities. Take for example, on Saturday (26/5), Indonesian Migrant Worker community in Brunei Darussalam held blood donor social event. Cooperating with Blood Donor Center, RIPAS Hospital – Bandar Seri Begawan, hundreds of members of Indonesian people from various communities participated in the event which was also attended by Shinta Hapsari, the first secretary of information social culture. Chairman of the Indonesian Migrant Worker of Brunei Darussalam, Sihabudin said that the donors were fasting and working as usual. Even, they also participated in Iftar and did prayer together with the Indonesian embassy in the evening. Sihabudin added that his side plans to hold similar event in July 2018. Besides the activity of blood donor, the Indonesian people also routinely participate in Iftar event with the Indonesian embassy every week, which is attended by more than 200 people from various communities.  The event is also filled with by lecture by Indonesian Muslim scholars who stay in Brunei Darussalam. Most of the speakers are lecturers and teachers in various universities and famous schools in Brunei Darussalam. In addition to the event, the Indonesian embassy also actively holds religious event at temporary shelter of the Indonesian embassy. Every day, Indonesian Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam, Sujatmiko, staffs and Indonesian citizens who are at the shelter, do Dzuhur prayer together and this is continued with lecture by the Indonesian embassy’s staff. At the evening, cooperating with Dompet Dhuafa and people’s organization of “Permai", the Indonesian embassy holds Tarawih prayer together at the shelter.

31
May

MOSAIC OF THE ARCHIPELAGO

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Today's Mosaic of the Archipelago presents information: first, it’s English Day Program for teacher in Kupang. The second information is that Merapi status is still alert although its activity is restful. The third information is that 4.0 Industrial Era, North Lombok regency explores Potential of Applied Campus in Malaysia.

Education office of Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara -NTT plans English Day program for teachers at educational college in Kupang. Head of Education office of Kupang, Filmon Lulupoy told the journalists after declaration of English Day program for teachers in Kupang on Wednesday (30/5) that English language is very important in globalization era so that educators in  Kupang must know English language well and correctly in doing their activities at school. Furthermore, Filmon said that the program is not difficult. It stars from easy things such as greetings to the teachers. The teachers are necessary to speak English with their students at class rooms. If it is conducted continuously, it will become a good habit at schools.

Institute for Research and Development of Geological Disaster Technology mentioned that there has not been any change of significant activity at Mt. Merapi in Central Java over the last one week. However, the status is still maintained on Level II or being ‘alert’. This was stated by Head of Institute for Research and Development of Geological Disaster Technology, Hanik Humaida in Yogyakarta on Wednesday (30/5). One of activities which was quite significant in last two days is the emergence of gusts and falling. The gust signs activity on surface to release gas, while falling signs that there are materials which are released. Hanik mentioned that after the eruption, the condition of materials at the peak of the mountain is predicted to be unstable and dry. This made the materials at the peak easier to be released. Besides, the activity of tectonic and volcanic earthquake sometimes happens. Within May, eruption of the Mt. Merapi happened several times. In one day, it erupted one until twice. Thus, Hanik reminded that people have to obey the recommendation of the Institute to not do activities at radius 3 Km from the peak.

We end Mosaic of the Archipelago with the information on 4.0 Industrial Era, North Lombok regency explores Potential of Applied Campus in Malaysia.

To welcome 4.0 industrial era, Regent of North Lombok, Najmul Akhyar met CEO Institute of Melaka Industrial Mastery of Malaysia, Datuk R Reghu to explore potential of applied campus. The meeting discussed potency and chance for North Lombok people to be able to go college while working for 3 years in Malaysia. The institute gives opportunity for 25 North Lombok students who want to participate in the program for free of charge. Meanwhile, Head of Regional Revenue Board of Group of Enterprises, Heryanto SP stated that innovation of going college while working can directly contribute to increase index of human development in North Lombok. Education and Culture Attaché of Indonesian Embassy in Malaysia, Ari Purbayanto welcomed the idea of cooperation between North Lombok regency and Malaysian Ministry of Religion. The Indonesian Embassy in Malaysia will contribute to help the realization of the event.

01
June

In addition to commemorating the birth of Pancasila on June 1st,  the International Children's Day is also commemorated. International Child Day or Children’s Day is celebrated every June 1, while it is universally commemorated on November 20th. Children's Day is an important event whose warnings have different dates for each country. The celebration as great day aims to respect the rights for all children in the world. Many cases of violence and abuse were experienced by children in Indonesia and some other countries. These cases continue to increase each year, and become a frightening factor for younger generations. To support the welfare of children and protect their rights legally, one of the formations of Law No. 4/1979 on Child Welfare mentions the provisions of the problem for children in Indonesia. Then, Presidential Instruction No. 2/1989 states that the development of child welfare is based on the legal basis for the creation of Indonesian children in first decade -1986 - 1996 and the second decade in 1996 - 2006. Children as the next generation of nation shall be protected. Child protection cannot be separated from the children as victims, witnesses, or even as criminal suspects. Therefore, an effective child protection system is required on the condition that there are interrelated components. These components include the social welfare system for children and families, a system of justice in accordance with international standards, and mechanisms to encourage appropriate behavior in society. In addition, a supportive legal and policy framework, data and information system for child protection are required. At the community level, these components should be incorporated into a series of child protection services that promote child welfare and protection and increase the capacity of families to fulfill their responsibilities. The law and policy framework in Indonesia need to be strengthened to prevent and deal with violence, mistreatment, exploitation and neglect of children. The current law and policy framework are conducive to promoting the rights of children, but there are still some gaps. The legal framework should designate a government agency with clear duties, authorities and responsibilities for the handling and delivery of child protection services. Indonesia also faces the challenge of ensuring harmonization of regional  regulations (Perda) and child protection policies in nearly 500 districts. With the policy, the authority can enact its own rules. Therefore, the last step taken by the central government is to develop the guidelines of the regional regulation that refers to a system-based approach to child protection.

31
May

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Here are the Headlines of several national newspapers published today, May 31.

We begin with Kompas entitled, “Bank Indonesia Reference Rate Increase for Anticipation”.

In the last two weeks, Bank Indonesia –BI had twice increased their reference rate, each for 25 points or 0.25 percent. Currently, the Bank Indonesia’s reference rate is 4.75 percent. The Bank Indonesia 7-Day Reverse Repo Rate was 4.25 percent since September 2017. On Thursday (17/5), the reference rate increased into 4.5 percent. In Bank Indonesia’s Board of Governors Meeting (RDG) yesterday, Bank Indonesia’s reference rate increased into 4.75 percent. Meanwhile, on Wednesday’s RDG which was an additional monthly RDG, the Bank Indonesia increased their deposit interest rate in the form of Rupiah or deposit facility for 25 basis points into 4 percent. Meanwhile, the rupiah loan interest from Bank Indonesia also increased 0.25 percent into 5.5 percent.

Moving on to Republika entitiled, “E-KTP Removal was partial”

The removal of invalid or defective electronic ID card (e-KTP) is ongoing. The removal was carried out at the asset storage of Human Resource Development Agency from Indonesian Human Affairs Ministry in Bogor Regency, West Java. Until Wednesday (30/5), the Ministry’s Population and Civil Registration Directorate General recorded that 56 boxes containing 156.800 e-KTPs were destroyed by being cut in their edges. The number is still lower than the total invalid e-KTP found after unannounced inspection by House of Representative’s Commission II at the storage on Monday (28/5), which reached to 805 thousand. Population and Civil Registration Directorate General targeted the removal will complete in the next two days. Home Affairs Minister, Tjahjo Kumolo explained, the cutting of invalid e-KTP was done to respond the concern among the people. It was because after the scattered e-KTP incident at Salabenda on last Saturday (26/5), some of the public were concerned with the invalid e-KTP being abused. 

We end the Headline with Media Indonesia entitled, “Optimizing Preparation for Eid Holiday”.

Ministries and institutions were asked to finish all preparation to welcome this year’s Eid al-Fitr Holiday. The preparation is including not only road and facilities, but also the availability of transportation, fuels, groceries, and security before and during Eid Holiday.

That was affirmed by President Joko Widodo in a closed meeting on Eid Holiday Preparation at the Presidential Office in Jakarta, yesterday. Besides, he also mentioned the preparation of security personnel. President Joko Widodo also demanded the synergy between the police and army in preventing and countering security disturbances during Ramadan and before Eid Holiday so that people can do their religious activities without worry.

30
May

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The Bengkulu province military resort041 Gamas command in cooperation with Food Crops, Horticulture, and Plantationoffice of Mukomuko regency, have agreedon cetak sawah program as wide as 400 hectares in Mukomuko regency, in implementing 9 visions of Indonesian President to besovereign, independent and self-sufficiency in food nation. Commander of military resort, Col. Irnando Arnold B Sinaga, said on Monday (28/5) that the cooperation as a follow-up of the meeting of Chief of Staff of Regional Command II of Sriwijaya militarywith Food Crops, Horticulture, and Plantationoffice of Mukomuko recently, to implement self-sufficiency in food nationally, by creating new regions as national barns. In the context, Indonesian Army is prosecuted to be able to support realization of national defense formidablein facing various threats, one of them by implementing food security. Col. Irnando committed to continue and to keep helping the regional government in sustainable self-sufficiency in food program to reach work target of new field expansion which has been determined.

To anticipate congestionat Cipali toll when the flow of homecoming and turning Lebaran 2018, especially in Subang regency, West Java, Transportation office of Subang regency is ready to impose traffic engineeringThis was stated by head of transportation office of Subang regency, Rona Mairansyah, to Radio Republik Indonesia in Subang, on Monday (28/5). Rona Mairansyah also said that his office opens the gate of Kaliangsana Kalijati and Cilameri Pagaden toll. Morever, the prediction of the increase in the flow of travelers’ vehicles will occur since H min 5 of Idul Fitr, because it coincides with the start of a long school holiday, so that traffic engineering efforts can effectively anticipate traffic jams such as that occurred in the flow of homecoming and returning Lebaran in 2017.Meanwhile, traffic engineering was said by Rona,if the flow of vehicles that are diverted from the Cipali toll road through the Kalianggana Kalijati Toll Gate, vehicles can be transferred to Pantura through Purwadadi-Sukamandi-Ciasem, can also be transferred to Cikamurang, through Kalijati-Subang city, while the flow of travellers vehicles which are diverted through Cilameri toll gate, are also diverted to Pantura, through Pagaden-Binong-Pamanukan, if to Cikamurang are diverted through Subang-Kota-Cikamurang.

Cilacap becomes the only one regency/city in Indonesia which is selected to participate in assessment of the Tangguh City in the Asia Pacific Region. For thatUnited Office for Disaster Risk Reduction  for Disaster Risk Reductionon the recommendation of the National Disaster Management Agencyto hold the assessment on Monday (28/5). Delegation of the United Office to conduct audiency with vice regent, Syamsul Auliya Rahman, on Monday (28/5). There are important things discussed in the audiency. The delegation will give support substantially and technically, supported by the Government of Cilacap regency, to implement Cilacap as the City of Strong Disaster. Besides that, the benefit can be gained by the region is the opportunity to bring donor agencies and investors to the development of Cilacap tothe City of Strong Disaster. Syamsul Auliya Rahman welcomed the delegation who selected Cilacap as Indonesian representative. According to Syamsul, the assessmentis in line with Cilacap regent’s idea,  Tatto Suwarto Pamuji, to make Cilacap to be Singapore of Java which needs to be anticipated by all parties.

30
May

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Sakai Mayor, Osaka Prefecture, Osami Takeyama and Indonesian consulate general in Osaka agreed to cooperate to organize a music concert at Sakai city on June 24 to celebrate their 60-yeardiplomatic relations ofIndonesia-Japan.  The agreement was confirmed when Indonesian consulate general in Osaka honorable visit Sakai mayor on Friday (25/5). The concert will present music groups which consist of students of the two countries. The two groups are The Resonanz Children’s Choir and collaboration of Angklung of Senior High School 3 Bandung which will become guest star special coming from Indonesia and will be collaborated with Taiko, Sakai Daiko group. The three groups will perform in Sofia Sakai presenting their musical art ability to people in Osaka and surrounding area. The honorable visit was the first time and to introduce consul general Mirza Nurhidayat to Sakai mayor who begins his duty in Japan on April 20, 2018. Indonesian consulate general and Sakai mayor also committed to seek expansion of cooperation in various fields, especially economy and relation among people so that its benefit can be felt directly by people of the two countries.

Indonesia’s mamin product and creative industry attracted visitor of trade exhibition in North Korea. Various food and soft drink products, body care and handicrafts which were exhibited by Indonesian embassy in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Spring Trade Exhibition on May 21-25, attracted the visitors’ interest, either local people or foreign community in Pyongyang. The 21st exhibition was participated in by around 280 participants from 15 countries among others China, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Germany, Cuba, Mongolia, Russia, New Zealand, Syria, Thailand, and North Korea.The productswhich were exhibited among others electronic stuffs, land transportation or trucks, material or building machine, household appliances, health or medicines, textile, cosmetic or body care, foods and soft drinks and other of consumption stuffs. The first secretary of the Indonesian embassy in Pyongyang, Darusman Afrikoko conveyed that Indonesia’s stand was never empty of visitors every day. The visitors wanted to know the products which were exhibited at the Indonesian stand at this time because in every exhibition, the Indonesian embassy always displays new products. Viewing the visitors’ interest to buy various products, the Indonesian ambassador to North Korea, Bambang Hiendrasto, hoped North Korean businesses will be more excited to import Indonesia’s products .

King of Cambodia, Preah Bat Samdech Preah Boromneath NORODOM SIHAMONI when receiving Credentials from Indonesian ambassador to Cambodia kingdom, Sudirman Haseng on Friday (25/5) at Royal Palace, Phnom Penhstated that he appreciated Indonesia-Cambodia good relations and mutual trust and solidarity which have been established fromKing Father Norodom Sihanouk period until now. He hoped, in the next future,the relations of the two countries can be developed in various fields such as trade, investment, tourism, culture, industry, energy, economy, technology and international cooperation.The king also congratulated the new Indonesian ambassador’s assigment to Cambodia and hoped he would be able to conduct his mission and duty well, especially in improving bilateral relations and the people’s welfare of the two countries.

29
May

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Welcome back to Let's Speak Bahasa Indonesian, a lesson on Bahasa Indonesia or the Indonesian language on the radio which introduces Indonesian vocabulary and phrases and guides you to used them in a conversation. Let's Speak Bahasa Indonesia is a collaboration between Voice Of Indonesia, RRI Foreign Broadcasting Station and the Agency for Language Development , Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia. Today’s topic is "YANG MANA RUMAH PAK JOKO?" Or in English: “Which one is Mr Joko’s House?”

 

Here is an example of a conversation on "YANG MANA RUMAH PAK JOKO?" Or in English: “Which one is Mr Joko’s House?”.

 

Tony and the taxi driver arrive on Garuda Street. They are looking for Joko's house. The taxi driver asks a person there.

 

Sopir    :Permisi , maaf mau tanya.

 

Warga  :Ya?

 

Sopir    :Yang mana rumah Pak Joko?

 

Warga  :oh, itu di sana, rumah yang berwarna biru.

 

Sopir    :Oh, terima kasih, Pak.

 

Warga   :   Sama-sama.

 

Here are the expression and vocabulary related to the theme today, which is "YANG MANA RUMAH PAK JOKO?" Or in English: “Which one is Mr Joko’s House?”.

 

Permisi, maaf mau tanya (In English) Excuse me, I’d like to ask.

 

Yang mana rumah Pak Joko? (In English) Which one is Mr. Joko's house?

 

Warna (In English) Color

 

Berwarna (In English) With color

 

Itu di sana, rumah yang berwarna biru (In English) It's over there, the blue house

 

In the dialogue, the driver asks, "Yang mana rumah Pak Joko?” which means " Which one is Mr. Joko's house?". The person asked gives a clue by mentioning the color of Joko’s house, " Itu di sana, rumah yang berwarna biru which means It's over there, the blue house”. If you are asked, you can give directions by mentioning the characteristics of the house or objects that are around the house, for example,Itu di sana, yang dekat pohon mangga.”"It's there, near the mango tree.

 

Another example, ""Yang mana rumah Pak Joko?” which means " Which one is Mr. Joko's house?".And is answered ”Yang besar, yang dua lantai.”  which means It's over there, the big one with two storeys.”

 

That was Let's Speak Bahasa Indonesia edition this time. Hopefully this edition can be useful for those of you who want to learn Bahasa Indonesia.

 

For practice send your voice recording in Indonesian: to the following email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. There will be an attractive prize for selected senders.

 

The exercise is: describe a tourist object or destination in your country. Mention the name of the country, the tourist spot, the location and weather there. All in bahasa Indonesia or the Indonesian language.

 

Example:

 

Selamat pagi, negara saya Indonesia, memiliki tempat wisata Candi Prambanan yang terletak di Jogyakarta. Cuaca sekitar Candi Prambanan panas . Gudeg adalah makanan khas Jogyakarta.

Good Luck and Sampai Jumpa!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29
May

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The first information is from Jakarta. President Joko Widodo will welcome the visit of Indian Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi at the State Palace, Jakarta, May 29-31.

The arrival of Prime Minister Modi is the first official visit to Indonesia and return visit of the state visit held by President Joko Widodo to India in December 2016 and attending the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit in January. Both leaders plan to discuss bilateral, regional and global issues.The bilateral agenda will include areas of cooperation aimed at mutual benefit in the fields of politics, defense, security, maritime, economy, and they also strengthen people-to-people contacts and culture. The regional and global agenda will include the conditions and challenges faced in the region and globally today, and how the two countries can work together and make a real contribution to the creation of a peaceful, secure, and prosperous region and the world.

The visit is also held in order to welcome the 70 years of Indonesia-India diplomatic relations in 2019. In a series of events, there will also be the second Indonesia-India High Executive Official Forum.The Forum will be attended by the Supreme Executive Officials of Indonesia and India who will produce a joint recommendationwhich will be later submitted to President Joko Widodo and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In this visit, Indonesia and India’s strategic partnership will also be encouraged through the signing of a number of memoranda of understanding.

Next information is from Colombia. On last May 23, Colombian Society of Press and Mass Communication gave conferment ‘Francisco de Paula Santander’s Law and Democracy Award’ to Indonesia Ambassador Bogota for his various activities, roles, and contributions to the enhancement of bilateral relations between Indonesia and Colombia.The award ceremony was held at Colombia National Police Academy Headquarters, Bogota.Colombian Society of Press and Mass Communication is one of the influential organizations in Colombia that performe well and has a positive impact on institutional strengthening, democracy, transparency and socio-economic development in Colombia.

The last information is from Busan, South Korea. Various activities are initiated by the Indonesia Embassy of Seoul by holding the ASEAN Cultural House in Busan.

During two weeks, the event was held in an integrated promotional package of Indonesia themed Easy Access Indonesia: Unlocking the Infinite Culture, Nature, and Venture in Busan, starting from May 15-27. ASEAN Culture House displayed a variety of commodities and typical artwork of Indonesia, ranging from specialty coffee to home decor. Indonesia Ambassador to South Korea, Umar Hadi mentioned that the event is aimed at improving Indonesia-South Korea relations, especially after being upgraded to a Special Strategic Partnership during President South Korea Moon Jae-In's visit to Indonesia in mid-November 2017. Ambassador Umar Hadi hoped that this can bring Indonesia closer to the hearts and minds of South Korean society or international community living in South Korea, especially in Busan.

Director Generalof ASEAN Cultural House in Busan, Seunghoon Ham said his side cooperated with Indonesia Embassy of Seoul. This is in line with the vision and mission of the ASEAN Cultural House, that is to bring ASEAN society closer to South Korean society and raise awareness and mutual understanding among them.

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