Diplomatic Corner, a segment presents Indonesian diplomatic activities both at home and abroad.
First information is from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Indonesian drama movie, Posesif becomes the opening film of the organization of SCENECS International Film Festival 2018 held on June 22-29 in Hilversum media and film centers in the Netherlands. Vue Movie Theater located in the center of the city is decorated like a great movie festival of the world. The red carpet stretches all the way to Vue's main door. Large backdrop for photo taking is provided, and completed with bright lights. Meanwhile, gold and black balloons strung together, adorn the entrance of the reception hall.
SCENECS International Film Festival 2018 started at 20:00 local time, with dance performance by InaDancewhich presents traditional Betawi dance combined with modern dance. Indonesia Ambassador to Kingdom of Netherlands, I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja opened the festival officially with Director of SCENECS, Arya Tarivedi and members of the Hilversum City Council on Media and Culture, Wimar Jaeger. In his speech, Ambassador Wesaka Puja said that since 2015, Indonesian governmenthas opened 100 percent of foreign investment in the film industry.Since then, more and more new films have been produced.After the opening speech and official opening of the festival, the event was continued with ‘Posesif’ film screenings, followed by Q&A with producer, Muhammad Zaidy. SCENECS is an annual international debut film festivalof international scale. This year is the 12th one. Through the festival, performers, directors, and film producers along with a beginner documentary can show their first or second works to the Dutch public.
Next information is from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Indonesia's participation in World of Coffee 2018 held in Amsterdam, June 21-23, booked a transaction value of more than $5.7 million dollars or equivalent to Rp80 billion. Five companies and coffee exporters that participated in World of Coffee, namely Specialty Coffee Association Indonesia, Blanco Indonesia Coffee, Bintang Lima Pasifik, Gayo Mandiri, and Arisarina Aceh Cooperative booked the transaction. The transaction value is derived from a number of business dealings of Indonesian exporters with companies from various countries, such as the Netherlands, Germany, England, Switzerland, Belarus, until companies from South America, such as Brazil and Chile. Coffee types of interest also vary, such as Robusta Lampung, Arabica Gayo, Arundaya, Lintong, Kintamani, and Toraja. Indonesia's participation in World of Coffee 2018 is a synergy from the Indonesia Embassy of The Hague, Indonesia Embassy of Brussels, and Indonesian Mission of Geneva, supported by the participation of Indonesian coffee associations, companies and exporters. Indonesian Pavilion was also enlivened by the participation of Garuda Indonesia which is also committed to supporting the increase of Indonesian products export abroad, including coffee products. This collaboration is expected to further increase the value of Indonesian coffee exports to European countries and the world.
Last information is from Jakarta, Indonesia. Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesman, Arrmanatha Nasir said in Jakarta last Friday (22/6) that there are some agenda of Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi this week. For example, she attends the 3rd Ministerial Conference of the Conference on Cooperation among East Asian Countries for Palestinian Development (CEAPAD) in Bangkok, June 26-27. She also received the first visit of East Timor President, Francisco Guterres to Indonesia on Thursday (28/6). Minister Retno Marsudi attended CEAPAD in a bid to increase effective technical assistance for the Palestinians. Arrmanatha Nasir also stated that for Indonesia, the struggle for Palestinian independence is one of Indonesia's foreign policy priorities. Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Egypt, Palestine, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, and Jordan attend the CEAPAD Forum. Besides, five international organizations also attend the forum. They are Islamic Development Bank, The United Nations Office for Palestinian Refugees, and the World Bank.