Marriott Hotel County Hall, one of iconic hotels in center city of London became a place for 9 Indonesian entrepreneurs to market Indonesian organic products on December 7, 2018. Those products were organic honey, cassava, coffee, rice and noodle. Indonesian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Rizal Sukma in his speech conveyed that people in England, as many countries in the world, have high awareness to switch into organic foods. The exhibition was packaged by presenting a cooking demo by Executive Sous Chef Marriott Hotel County Hall, Budiono and talk show which was hosted by marketing expert in the field of hospitality Tracey Howes. Attending as speakers were nutritionists, Vita Dikaryanto, Chef Budiono and Helianti Hilman, CEO Javara. More than 200 visitors flocked the exhibition room. The visitors were from various communities, beginning from organic products’ lovers, food blogger, restaurant entrepreneurs, association of organic foods and food distributors in England. They gave positive response on the first single exhibition of Indonesian organic products.
Foreign Affairs Ministry cooperated with Agriculture Ministry sent 2 agricultural experts to Myanmar to provide quality improvement in agricultural field. The training starts from December 7—10, 2018.The training is aimed to increase Indonesian contribution in encouraging sustainable development goals. The training had a title “Dispatch Expert on Agriculture for Myanmar” that is held in Hlegu Township, Yangon, Myanmar and officially opened by the Indonesian Ambassador to Myanmar, Prof. Dr. Iza Fadri at Central Agricultural Research and Training Center (CARTC). In his speech, the Ambassador conveyed in Yangon a number of points such as the program of sending experts to Myanmar which becomes one of efforts of the Indonesian government to assist the government of Myanmar by increasing its capacity in agricultural field. Meanwhile, Director of Regional Yangon on Agriculture Ministry, husbandry and Irrigation of Myanmar, U Kyaw Kyaw expressed that the training is rightly conducted in Myanmar, reminding Myanmar has requirement to increase quality of fruit and vegetable products. Hopefully, through the program, besides being able to increase capacity of its farmers, Myanmar can also share information with the experts.
Vice president Jusuf Kalla received Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award for Government Leadership from the 4th World Muslim Leadership Forum in London. The award was received by daughter of the Vice president, Muchlisah Jusuf Kalla representing his father, Jusuf Kalla. When receiving the award, Muchlisah Jusuf Kalla expressed gratitude to the committee and read short speech by saying the importance Muslim Leadership throughout the world to pay attention to education, development and peace problem. She also said the three factors are very important in developing people’s welfare. The 4th conference held on December 6-7, 2018 to discuss various problems faced by Muslims like straightening various misperceptions on the Islamic society. Thus, to formulate a global mechanism, Moslems’ leadership can be used throughout the world for collaboration to give contribution for the future peaceful world.