Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry and Center for South East Asian Studies held a workshop theme the 28th Handling Potential Conflict at South China Sea, in Manado North Sulawesi on September 9-11 2018. Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Ministry, Dr. AM Fachir conveyed that South China Sea must be managed through cooperation among stakeholders, and only through collaboration and dialogue, stability and prosperity in all regions can be achieved. The workshop was participated in by 64 participants from Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Viet Nam, and Chinese Taipei. The workshop was a one and half track diplomatic efforts to support the negotiation at the first track (government), especially to establish confidence. One issue that appeared in the workshop this year is a discussion on handling pollution on sea, and the workshop has proposed research cooperation project on it, among other related to the impact of micro-plastic on ecosystem and marine biota and investigation on the distribution and source of micro-plastic.
Indonesian Consulate General in Tawau, held Wonderful Indonesia Festival 2018 in Eastern Plaza, Tawau-Sabah, Malaysia, on September 7 – 9, 2018. The Festival was attended by 1000 visitors in 3 days. The event aimed to promote products of small and medium entrepreneur, and Indonesian tourism in North and East Kalimantan. Through the event, the entrepreneurs met business partners from Malaysia to develop their products. Besides that, the event also strengthened relation of social culture of the two countries, especially border region of the two countries. As many as 32 small-medium entrepreneurs exhibited their products in the Wonderful Indonesia Festival 2018, among other handcraft, processing food, ingredients, clothes and other various kinds of Indonesian products.
Deputy Minister of Indonesian Foreign Affairs, Dr. A.M. Fachir along with Chief of the Supreme Court, Prof. Dr. M. Hatta Ali, innaugurated technical procedure for the shipment of rogatori letter and civil document of state border in Nusa Dua Bali. Dr. A.M. Fachir stated that the innovation by using technology of information is a mutual commitment of Foreign Affairs Ministry and Supreme Court to keep increasing public service for society. With the inauguration, people of justice seeker throughout Indonesia can follow and monitor by online the shipment process of rogatori letter and civil document through state border. In addition, society and court can also get information on provision of foreign state related to the shipment of rogatori letter and civil document and also the fee of the shipment. Fachir affirmed that the system is established to ensure rogatori letter and court’s document in civil case can be received well by related sides in overseas quickly, precisely, effectively and efficiently.