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20
February

 Indonesian Ambassador to Egypt Helmy Fauzi made assurance that no Indonesian had fallen victim to a suicide bombing that occurred in Cairo, Egypt, on Monday night, Feb 18.

"There is no Indonesian casualty from that incident," Ambassador Fauzi stated at the Indonesian Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, as quoted from a statement received here on Tuesday.

The suicide blast occurred behind the Al-Azhar Mosque in Gamaleya District, Darb Al-Ahmar, Cairo, on Feb 18, at around 10 p.m. local time.

The eight casualties resulting from the bombing were three policemen who died; three civilians, one of which is a student from Thailand; and two police personnel, who were wounded.

Among the victims, two policemen had busted the bomber before he eventually pulled off the bomb`s trigger. The local police have identified the bomber as Al- Hasan Abdullah, 37.

All wounded civilians are currently being treated at the Husein Hospital, Cairo, while the policemen are receiving treatment at the Police Hospital.

Gamaleya District, also known as Darosah, is a densely populated area inside the Al-Azhar complex. Apart from being a place to live for Al-Azhar University`s foreign students, one of the famous bazaars in Cairo, Khan El Khalil, is located in the area. (ant)

20
February

The Minister of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E Enggartiasto Lukita and the Trade Minister of the Republic of Korea, H.E Hyun Chong Kim met on 19 February 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The two Ministers discussed ways to enhance trade and economic relations between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Korea. The two Ministers agreed to reactivate negotiations on the Indonesia - Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IK-CEPA). Both Ministers believed that a successful negotiation toward an economically meaningful agreement would serve as a new platform toward a modern and dynamic economic partnership that reflects the strong bond between the two countries. This initiative signals the strong determination of both governments to create a favorable environment that is conducive to expanding two-way trade and investment and to maximizing the potential of the economic partnership. Reflecting the shared vision of both sides, it is agreed that the reactivation of the IK-CEPA negotiation will proceed on the basis of the following core principles:  striving to ensure the final agreement is of high quality, mutually beneficial, and as comprehensive as possible, covering trade in goods and services, investment, economic cooperation, and other areas to be agreed upon; and  building upon the existing multilateral and regional agreements as well as the outcomes of negotiations between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Korea. The negotiations will aim to reach the economic goals set by governments of the two countries by substantially increasing the volume of bilateral trade and investment to the highest possible level. Both sides intend that the IK-CEPA will be a living agreement that can be improved over time. Both Ministers will instruct officials to commence work immediately and make swift progress on the IK-CEPA with the aim of reaching a conclusion as soon as possible by the end of this year. (rel-Kemendag)

20
February

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) gave a special message to the Governor of Riau Syamsuar and Deputy Governor Edy Nasution who was newly appointed at the State Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (20/2) morning.

"We want to keep the spirit of this country so that in the future there will be no more highly-affected forest and land fires, especially the occurrence of smoke which disrupts both school children and our lives, and of course also related to aviation. We hope this will hopefully not happen again, "President Jokowi said as Riau Governor Syamsuar told reporters after his inauguration.

Syamsuar stressed that President Jokowi had a very big concern about forest and land fires, because Riau in particular is directly adjacent to Singapore and Malaysia.

Regarding the message, Governor Syamsuar stressed that the Provincial Government (Pemprov) of Riau will conduct a socialization of prevention of forest fires, because Riau also has several dry seasons now.

20
February

The Minister of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia, H.E Enggartiasto Lukita and the Trade Minister of the Republic of Korea, H.E Hyun Chong Kim met on 19 February 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The two Ministers discussed ways to enhance trade and economic relations between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Korea. The two Ministers agreed to reactivate negotiations on the Indonesia - Korea Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IK-CEPA). Both Ministers believed that a successful negotiation toward an economically meaningful agreement would serve as a new platform toward a modern and dynamic economic partnership that reflects the strong bond between the two countries. This initiative signals the strong determination of both governments to create a favorable environment that is conducive to expanding two-way trade and investment and to maximizing the potential of the economic partnership.