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Wednesday, 12 June 2024 07:10

IJFD 2024 in Sendai, Ambassador Heri invites Japanese to visit Indonesian Pavilion at World Expo 2025 in Osaka

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Indonesian Ambassador to Japan, Heri Akhmadi said that 2025 is an important momentum for Indonesian diplomacy in Japan. Indonesia will participate in the World Expo 2025 in Osaka. This was affirmed by Ambassador Heri in his remarks at the opening of Festival Indonesia (FESTINA) in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Sunday (2/6), as quoted from an official statement. FESTINA is part of the Indonesia-Japan Friendship Day (IJFD) integrated promotion and service program in Sendai from May 31 to June 2, 2024. It was attended by more than 200 Indonesians and Japanese citizens.

On the occasion, Ambassador Heri Akhmadi invited the Japanese people to visit the Indonesian Pavilion at the World Expo 2025, which will carry the theme “Nature, Culture and the Future” in accordance with the spirit of sustainable development goals. The Indonesian Pavilion will be strategically present next to the pavilion from Australia, and a number of International organizations.

As part of IJFD Sendai 2024, the Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo organized consular and other services and consultations, such as education and financial services. The event was attended by more than 300 Indonesian citizens and Diaspora living in Japan. Ambassador Heri used this opportunity to call for the importance of self-reporting for Indonesian citizens in Japan.

The Indonesian Embassy in Tokyo was also present at FESTINA promoting Indonesian products through a mini bazaar. In a series of IJFD Sendai 2024 activities, he also held a meeting with Governor of Miyagi Murai Yoshihiro. They discussed cooperation to strengthen labor, research and the halal industry.

Meanwhile, in a meeting with the Mayor of Sendai, Kohri Kazuko, Ambassador Heri encouraged the establishment of an association of Indonesian and Sendai communities to facilitate communication and strengthen mutual trust between the two nations. Their activities include organizing the Indonesia International Friendship Day in Sendai in Summer 2025. The same thing was also conveyed by Ambassador Heri when he met the Miyagi International Association (MIA).

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