Ani Hasanah

Ani Hasanah

20
February

Jakarta (VOI News) - Indonesian and Singaporean military keep maintaining a tradition of joint military exercises in a bid to strengthen the cooperation of both countries. This was stated by Singaporean Ambassador to Indonesia, Anil Kumar Nayar after attending Diplomatic Forum held by Voice of Indonesia in Jakarta on Wednesday (19/02). “Safkar Indopura“   is a joint military exercise between Indonesian Army and Singaporean Army, which becomes one of the solid relations of the two countries and the military exercise is carried out alternately.

“(Safkar Indopur ) That’s one about oldest exercises that has been going on between Singapore and Indonesia. I think that will continue. Air Forces of the 2 countries, Navies as well as the Armies, they will meet in various level defense establishments of the both sides. There is a lot of interaction going on; no stopping of that,” said Ambassador Anil Kumar Nayar.

Moreover, Ambassador Anil Kumar Nayar also explained that recently, the defence cooperation of the two countries has taken place well. Even, he said that nowadays, Singapore and Indonesia are finding out more opportunities of defence cooperation which is expected to be developed continuously. (VOI-AF)

20
February

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Head of the Indonesian Ministry of Health's Overseas Cooperation Bureau, Acep Somantri (VOI/NUKE)

Jakarta (VOI News) - In dealing with the corona virus or Covid-19, members of the World Health Organization (WHO) need to cooperate to reduce the spread of the Covid-19 originating from Wuhan, China. Head of the Indonesian Ministry of Health's Overseas Cooperation Bureau, Acep Somantri, after speaking at the 'Diplomatic Forum' held by Voice of Indonesia at the Jusuf Ronodipuro Auditorium, RRI Jakarta, Wednesday (19/2) said that WHO member countries need to share information about the situation and positive cases in each country. According to Acep, the cooperation includes capacity building, especially for countries that do not yet have an adequate health system to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak. He also said that Indonesia is a country that has a good health system and has been tested. He emphasized that the Ministry of Health officially answered the international doubts that Indonesia has adequate resources in coping with virus outbreaks, including the corona virus.


“There are a number of questions from the world, we do not know who is asking, who seems to doubt the capacity of our laboratory. But, the Ministry of Health has responded with the release and then we also invited reporters, WHO, and other countries that wanted to know how we work. They come to our laboratory at Balitbangkes (Research and Development Center for Health) on Jalan Percetakan Negara
,” said Acep Somantri.


Furthermore, Acep Somantri said that the Indonesian Ministry of Health is also ready to provide assistance in the field of medical equipment and health experts to countries in need. In addition, Indonesia is currently also developing a new vaccine through Bio Farma, as a vaccine manufacturer in Indonesia. Previously, President Joko Widodo offered assistance to the Chinese government in dealing with the corona virus. (VOI/GUS)

20
February

Jakarta (VOI News) - The cooperation between Indonesia and Singapore keeps being stronger year by year and it increases continuously. Even, Singaporean investment in Indonesia is running sustainably. This was stated by Singaporean Ambassador to Indonesia, Anil Kumar Nayar after attending Diplomatic Forum held by Voice of Indonesia in Jakarta on Wednesday (19/02). Ambassador Anil Nayar explained that related to the outbreak of corona virus from China, Singapore is observing the world economic development in strengthening cooperation with Indonesia.

I think economic cooperation between Indonesia and Singapore is still going on very strongly for the last almost five years, 2014, 2 last years, Singapore has been the top investor in Indonesia and I think the interest to invest more in Indonesia is very strong in business commodity. Of course we have to see how the effect of the virus now impact in terms of the international business sentiment in general. But I think if we are talking about Singapore business interest to Indonesia. I think it’s still very strong, said Ambassador Anil Kumar Nayar.

Moreover, Ambassador Anil Kumar Nayar further explained that the sectors of cooperation between Indonesia and Singapore that have occurred so far are defense, economy, and tourism. He hopes that in facing the international uncertainty challenges nowadays, the cooperation of the two countries keeps increasing in the future. (VOI-AF)

19
February

Voice of Indonesia holds Diplomatic Forum talk show themed Global Cooperation in Dealing with Epidemics at the Jusuf Ronodipuro Auditorium, RRI Jakarta, Wednesday, February 19, 2020. The COVID-19 epidemic, known as Corona Virus, has become the most interesting case in early 2020. The World Health Organization (WHO) even declared COVID-19 as the World-Anxious Public Health Emergency (PHEIC). Voice of Indonesia Director Agung Susatyo said the declaration showed the need for world attention on the status of COVID-19. Moreover COVID-19 was also declared a Public Health Emergency. Agung conveyed that world attention was not only needed to anticipate COVID-19 so it would not spread to their respective countries, but more than that, cooperation among countries is needed to overcome this issue. Global cooperation in handling COVID-19 and all other health challenges, according to Agung, will accelerate the handling of victims. In addition, this collaboration can anticipate the possibility of an outbreak and avoid the recurrence of similar incidents in the future. Until Tuesday (02/18/2020) the Chinese National Health Commission released the death rate due to COVID-19 has reached 1,868 people. The talk show features speakers Ambassador of Singapore to Indonesia Anil Kumar Nayar; Acep Somantri, SIP, MBA, Head of the Foreign Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Health; and Arianto Surojo, Counsellor of Indonesian Embassy in Beijing, China. // (VOI Release 19.2 '20.mar/AHM)