Maryati

Maryati

09
July

As follow-up and implementation of documents of comprehensive partnership, Jakarta Declaration, in the 3rd meeting of Bilateral Steering Committee in Berlin, on July 6, 2018, Indonesian and German delegation agreed to enhance economic cooperation. The cooperation is aimed at boosting performance on trade and bilateral investment as well as  exploration on cooperation in cyber security. The two countries also cooperate in the fields of politic and security, vocational cooperation, maritime, education and research and technology, culture and law cooperation. Chairman of Indonesian delegation, Muhammad Anshor emphasized that both countries agreed to strengthen cooperation in various fields as the implementation of Jakarta Declaration to reactivate some mechanism cooperation which had stopped. The two delegations also discussed the meeting plan of foreign affairs minister of the two countries, cooperation of the two countries in capacity as non-permanent member of The UN Security Council, Bilateral Maritime Forum and Bali Democracy Forum Chapter Berlin. The two delegations agreed the importance to strengthen trade and investment cooperation through fast track mechanism in a bid to bridge entrepreneurs of the two countries, including to encourage I-EU CEPA solution. Some of the next programs which have been identified, are that Indonesia will become host of the implementation of the 16th Asia Pacific Conference of the German Business on November 2nd – 3rd 2018, which will be attended by more than 1000 entrepreneurs of Germany and Asia Pacific countries. Indonesia will also become a Country Partner of Hannover Messe 2020 exhibition. In the meeting, Germany also agreed to start over discussion of Diplomatic and Official Passport Visa Free Agreement.

The meeting was conducted in Yogyakarta on Friday (6/7). The meeting between Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister, Retno Marasudi and her Thai counterpart, Don Pramudwinaialso became part of the 9th Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) between both ministers on July 5-6,2018. The two ministers opened the meeting by signing Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Indonesia and Thailand Kingdom. According to press release of Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry website, the meeting also discussed the increasing of economic cooperation between the two countries.

The government of Surabaya city held again agenda entitling ‘Remo and Yosakoi Dance Festival’ on Sunday (8/7). The annual agenda has been held 16 times since it was held for the first time in 2003. The event was the implementation of collaboration of the two cultures of cooperation relation of sister- city between Surabaya and Kochi city, Japan in cultural sector.  Vice Mayor of Surabaya, Wisnu Sakti Buana in his speech said that the festival is one of events of sister- city cooperation between Surabaya and Kochi, Japan in the cultural sector. This year is the 16th Remo and Yosakoi dance festival. Meanwhile, Japanese Consul General in Surabaya, Masaki Tani in his speech stated that his side did appreciate and support the implementation of the event in 2018. Through cross-cultural festival, Masaki Tani directly felt how the event  got high enthusiasm in Surabaya community.

09
July

Fish Quarantine and Quality Control Station (SKIPM) stated that tuna exports from Gorontalo Province to some countries in the first half of this year reached 11.9 tons. Head of SKIPM Gorontalo, Hamzah said in Gorontalo on Saturday (6/7) that the number is increasing compared with the previous years. He explained that his team recorded exported tuna 2.5 tons in January, February 1.5 tons, March 2.1 tons, April 2 tons, May 2.4 tons and June 1.3 tons. He further said that currently in Gorontalo Province, there are only five fish processing units (UPI) which can do the export because they have had certificates. He also asserted that for the export of fishery products, each fish processing unit -UPI must have Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point certificate (HACPP). HACPP is an internationally known structured method of operation which can help organizations in the food and beverage industry to identify food safety risks, prevent hazards in food security, and convey legal compliance. He further said that the quarantine station always carried out monitoring related to licensing because exports are different from domestic ones.

Indonesia Port -Pelindo III began construction of cruise ship docks and containers at Gili Mas Terminal, West Lombok regency, West Nusa Tenggara -NTB. The gradual investment value from the development of multipurpose terminals for cruise ships and container vessels reaches Rp 1.3 trillion. CEO of Pelindo III, Ari Askhara in his press release on Saturday (7/7) said that the Gili Mas Terminal built as a Sheet Port development can indicate that the economy of NTB region is experiencing positive growth trend and becoming the gateway of modern international tourism for Lombok Island in particular. He also explained that the growing international cruise size that can carry thousands of tourists becomes a trend that needs to be anticipated by preparing adequate infrastructure. That is the reason why Pelindo III builds Gili Mas Terminal with projection to be ready to accommodate the needs in the future. Ari Askhara further said that the construction of Gili Mas Terminal actually extends the momentum of Lombok tourism revival. Moreover, President Joko Widodo has inaugurated the operation of Special Economic Zone of  Mandalika. Seeing the magnitude of the economic potential, Pelindo III expects the support of all related parties, both regional governments and investors to collaborate to take advantage of the momentum of Lombok tourism revival by creating new tourist destinations as well as developing the concept of tourism tour packages for the growth of tourists to destinations in Lombok in a sustainable way.

Regent of Situbondo, East Java, Dadang Wigiarto said that he will optimize the promotion of Year of Visit 2019 through social media. The Government of Situbondo Regency will launch Year of Visit 2019 at the end of 2018. Regent Dadang Wigiarto said in Situbondo Regency on Saturday (7-7) that the role of every regional apparatus organization (OPD) of Situbondo Regency Government will determine the success or failure of Year of Visit 2019. Therefore, his team asks all Heads of OPD to participate in promoting tourist destinations through social media. Before the launching, all tourist destinations in Situbondo regency have already been known to the public. He also affirmed that promoting tourism requires community participation and it invites various communities to help the government succeed in the Year of Visit 2019. He also asked officials to start promoting tourist destinations through social media. So, people will also promote take part in the promotion.

09
July

President Joko Widodo said that he already has the name of the vice presidential candidate who will accompany him. The name will be nominated in the presidential and vice presidential election in 2019. This was affirmed by President Joko Widodo after attending the closing ceremony of the National Conference of Activists 98 in Jakarta on Saturday. More recently, the people of Indonesia have started guessing who will be proposed to be presidential and vice presidential candidates. Joko Widodo's name as a presidential candidate has been taken into account by many circles. Some political parties have even declared Joko Widodo as a presidential candidate in the 2019 Presidential Election. If then many people have been guessing, who will accompany Joko Widodo as a vice presidential candidate, certainly this is not without reason. Indeed, the 1945 Constitution states that the president and vice president can only serve for two periods. So, the incumbent Vice President, Jusuf Kalla has no rights to be elected in the 2019 Presidential Election. Because, he has served twice, the first in the period 2004-2009, becaming vice president of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and the second period 2014- 2019. The existence of some candidate names seems very reasonable. Because, the Presidential Election for the period 2019-2024 will be held for a few months to come. Indonesian people in general and prospective voters in particular have also started guessing who will be elected on April 17, 2019. The names which have been mentioned are from the names that serve as governor, former chief of the Indonesian Armed Forces –TNI, a son of former president and names of entrepreneurs. The names that will be included in the list of candidates have to be waited. The people of Indonesia will know who will be supported by 14 participants of Political Parties in the 2019 General Election to take place in September. Of course, this is expected that the names that will be proposed are those who have a very high integrity and love to Indonesia and have a strong vision to strengthen the position of Indonesia in the international world. The names must also be waited by the international world. Now, the persons elected as president and vice president must play a major role in the international world. They must give confidence to Indonesian voters across Indonesia that both the president and vice president will realize all the targets that have been promised.

06
July

We will present the song of the people of North Sumatra. This song is about the Batak people who wander and miss their beloved hometown. Although only through the song, the proximity to the hometown is so pronounced, because Tano Batak or in Indonesian means Tanah Batak is always attached to the heart. Some songs from North Sumatra tell about their natural beauty. One of them is "Samosir Island" composed by Nahum Situmorang. Batak musicians are quite famous. This song tells about the island of Samosir which becomes the home of the Batak community. Being told in the song, wherever he  wanders, he will return to his hometown, Samosir Island. Even, he will be buried on the island of Samosir. This song also describes how he loves his hometown, Samosir Island. Until now, the Pulau Samosir  song has been sung by many Batak singers with various versions. The song "Sitogol" comes from South Tapanuli. Mandailing language song "Sitogol", the language of the South Tapanuli community, tells the story of the call to cheer and sing "Sitogol", although perhaps the heart is sad.