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Indonesian Minister of Trade, Enggartiasto Lukita led Indonesian delegation in a working visit and trade mission to Washington DC, the United States of America on Sunday (22/7). The delegation was to meet the US government and businesspeople. They discussed the increase of trade relations and opportunity of trade cooperation which is more closely. Minister Enggartiasto explained that the USA is Indonesia’s  main trade partner to protect and to strengthen trade relations of the two countries which has advantage each other.  Minister Enggartiasto also met with US Trade Minister  and Ambassador of United States Trade Representative (USTR). The discussed issues were the review of the US government’s policy on Generalized System of Preference (GSP) for Indonesia, policy of the increase of entrance tax of steel and  aluminum  products to the USA as well as some issues of US access market in Indonesia. In addition to holding the meeting with the US government, Minister Enggartiasto along with the officials of the US government are scheduled to attend business forum and  one-on-one business matching among Indonesian and US entrepreneurs on Tuesday (24/7). Those entrepreneurs will explore various opportunities of cooperation in Washington DC.

The 18th International Student Scientific of IndonesiaConvention (ISIC 2018) was held at University of Coventry, England on Saturday (21/7). The convention was held at Albany Theatre, University of Coventry and opened by Indonesian Ambassador Dr. Rizal Sukma. The conference had a theme, “To integrate and to empower young generation through unity in diversity for development of Indonesian future”. Education and Cultural Attaché at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in London, Prof. E. Aminudin Aziz recognized that the event is important to enhance people’s awareness to open opportunities which will be established while studying abroad. 

Four Indonesia’s participants gained 4 silver medals in the 29th International Biology Olympiad (IBO) in Iran International Convention Centre Tehran on Saturday evening (21/7). Indonesian Ambassador to Iran, Octavino Alimuddin on the sidelines of the closing of the event, sated expressed his pride on the achievement. Indonesia sent 4 participants and 5 officials. Each participant succeeded to gain silver medals in the 29th  IBO, starting from July 15-22, 2018 in Tehran and participated in by 265 participants from 78 countries. The closing of the event was attended by vice president of knowledge and technology of Iran, Dr. Sorena Sattari; Minister of Education of Iran, Seyyed Mohammad Bat’hei; Chairman of IBO, Poonpipope Kasemsap; high officials of Iran, academics, scientists, media and delegation of the participating countries, including Indonesia. The 29th IBO is a competition event for high school students under 20-year. Next year, the 30th IBO will be conducted in Szeged, Hungary.

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