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06
May

Indonesian Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifudin stated, the beginning of fasting month or 1 Ramadhan 1440 Hijri fell on Monday, May 6. According to Lukman Hakim, 1 Ramadhan was decided after knowing the position of the new moon and hearing the testimony of a number of officers deployed by the Ministry at a number of points in Indonesia.  This was conveyed by the Minister at a press conference at the Ministry of Religious Affairs office in Jakarta, after itsbat session to determine the beginning of Ramadan on Sunday (05/05) afternoon.  He added, for this year, the Government had deployed a number of officers stationed in not less than 102 point in 34 provinces in Indonesia. At least 9 officers delivered their testimony under the oath that they saw the Hilal.

“Therefore, with these two things, Hilal's position and then later hearing the testimony of a number of our officers, then all the participants of the Itsbat congregation agreed to determine that 1 Ramadhan in 1440 Hijrah falls on Monday, May 6, 2019,” said Lukman Hakim Saifudin.

Minister Lukman Hakim Saifudin hopes that, with the results of the itsbat session, all Muslims in Indonesia can start fasting together in Ramadan. This is a reflection of the togetherness of Muslims to look at the future of the nation together.  The itsbat session was attended by representatives of various Islamic organizations, such as Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhamadiyah, National Aeronautics and Space Agency (LAPAN), Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) and representatives of friendly countries. (VOI / AHM)

04
May
The World Surfing League, the 3rd Krui Pro 2019 is held again at Tanjung Setia Beach, Pesisir Barat regency, Lampung, Indonesia. The international surfing championship that has begun on April 29 to May 4 is the leading tourism of Pesisir Barat regency located along the western coast of Lampung province. This was stated by Chairperson of the event committee, Anggi Yuhista at Tanjung Setia Beach, Lampung on Friday (4/5/20199).
 
 
“Promoting tourism is not only Bali, in our opinion. Because on surfing, there is a better point; there is something more different than the current point in Bali. Take for example, in Mentawai, Semeuleu, Nias, Padang or Bengkulu. Fortunately, the government of Pesisir Barat has an agenda to promote tourism every year. Well, one of them is surfing. The tourism of Pesisir Barat that can be visited is only surfing tourism activity. It’s very appropriate when Regent of Pesisir Barat, Agus Istiqlal chooses this event in Krui region," said Anggi Yuhista. 
 
Anggi added that professional surfers from 23 countries take part in this event. This world surfing league, Krui Pro 2019 is also broadcast live through streaming networks. (VOI-NK)
 
 
 
04
May
Ambassador of Vietnam to Indonesia, Pham Vinh Quang said that cooperation in tourism between Indonesia and Vietnam is still limited. Therefore, the Embassy of Vietnam in Jakarta in collaboration with the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism held “the Vietnam Tourism Roadshow” in Jakarta on Friday afternoon (03/05/2019).
 
“In term of tourism, in 2018, nearly 88 thousand Indonesian tourists came to Vietnam, an increase of 8.5 percent compared to the same period of 2017. The relation between Vietnam and Indonesia, however, in terms of tourism, we think still limited and has not been on par with the potential of the two countries. Therefore in order to further enhance the relationship between Vietnam and Indonesia in the tourism sector, common trade with the potential position of the two countries, the Embassy of Vietnam together with the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has the honor to organize the Vietnam Tourism Roadshow," said Ambassador Pham Vinh Quang.
 
 
Ambassador Pham Vinh Quang further said, the tourism roadshow would not only increase friendship and good cooperation between Vietnam and Indonesia but would also open up opportunities for the business communities of both countries in exploring new partners, expanding markets and increasing tourism cooperation between the two countries. (VOI-AHM)
04
May
Indonesia and Tunisia continue to conduct intensive cooperation in the fields of politics and trade. This is done mainly because the two countries are in the final stage of negotiating Preferential Trade Agreement -PTA that could increase and open trade cooperation for the two countries. This was stated by Tunisian Ambassador to Indonesia, Riadh Dridi, at the inauguration of The Tunisian Food Fair 2019, at Grand Indonesia in Jakarta on Friday afternoon (03/05/2019).
"As we are readying to celebrate next year the 60th anniversary of our diplomatic relations, we are totally convinced that there are still huge potentials and values of economic cooperation which has not yet been explored, especially that our political relations witness tremendous development in the last three years with the actions of the high-level business and politics," said Riadh Dridi. 
Ambassador Riadh Dridi further hopes that the Tunisian food exhibition which takes place from May 3 to June 6 could open up opportunities for more beneficial cooperation for the two countries. (VOI-AHM)