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This is RRI World Service -Voice of Indonesia with Diplomatic Corner, a program which presents information about activities and progress of Indonesian diplomacy in the international world. 

The first information is from Cairo, Egypt.

Spice products from Indonesia, especially nutmeg and clove are in demand by Egyptian market. To fulfill the demand of the market, an Indonesian company has booked contract of shipment of 28 tons of nutmeg to Egypt.  The nominal of the purchase contract reaches more than US$163 thousand dollars. The signing of the contract between Indonesian and  Egyptian company was conducted at Indonesian embassy of Cairo, Egypt on Sunday (9/9). In addition to exporting nutmeg, the contract also booked purchase of 15 tons of nutmeg from Indonesia, worth US$99 thousand dollars. The signing of the contract was witnessed by Indonesian Ambassador to Egypt, Helmy Fauzi and Attaché of Trade of the Indonesian embassy of Cairo, Burman Rahman. After the signing, Ambassador Helmy Fauzi revealed that the demand on spice commodities from Indonesia at Egyptian market is quite high and continues to increase. Moreover, Egypt can play a major role as hub for Indonesian products to enter African market. 

The next information is from New Delhi.


The fifth meeting of Indonesia-India Joint Working Group on terrorism contra (JWG) was conducted in New Delhi on Monday (10/9). The meeting was jointly led by Mr. Mahaveer Singhvi, Joint Secretary of terrorism contra, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India and Inspector General Hamidin, Deputy of International Cooperation, National Counter Terrorism Agency, Indonesia. The two sides have changed views on development of terrorism and steps that are taken by each government, program of the increasing of capacity and cooperation in the bilateral, regional and multilateral level. The two sides are committed to strengthening cooperation in fighting terrorism. Indonesia and India have established comprehensive strategic partnership which was agreed when Indian Prime Minister visited Indonesia on May 29 – 30, 2018. The cooperation of anti-terrorism has become an important element of bilateral cooperation between the two countries.  

We end Diplomatic Corner with the information from Islamabad.

Various efforts keep being conducted by Indonesian embassy of  Islamabad to defend and to increase Indonesian palm oil market in Pakistan. One of the efforts is to hold international seminar with the title "Palm Oil: Health, Nutrition & Development". The seminar was conducted under cooperation with University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), and Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) at UAF auditorium on Monday (10/9). UAF was selected because it is the oldest university of agriculture in Pakistan and becomes reference of food supervisory agency, Punjab Food Authority -PFA. Last year, the agency planned to ban the circulation of Vanaspati Ghee product, namely 70% mixture of palm oil  in July 2020 because it is dangerous for health in Punjab province which is inhabited by more than 110 million people. Remembering that Pakistan is the third biggest palm oil market after China and India, Indonesian Ambassador to Pakistan, Iwan Suyudhie Amri viewed that it is strategic to enhance understanding of Pakistani stakeholders regarding the safety of palm products. The way is by synergizing between academicians and chambers of Commerce and Industry through the seminar. The seminar attended by more than 160 people, including Indonesian consulate general of Karachi, officials related to Pakistan, business community, researchers, lecturers and students took place smoothly and succeeded to give more understanding that  palm oil does not endanger health, it is rich of nutrition, and very potential to increase economy and Gross Domestic Income. Previously, the Indonesian embassy of Islamabad along with the Indonesian consulate general of Karachi also conducted Conference and Exhibition on Indonesian Palm Oil on September 6.

That was Diplomatic Corner.


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