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Fashion is an integral part of diplomacy, especially economic and cultural diplomacy. This was stated by Director General of Information and Public Diplomacy of Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry, Cecep Herawan after opening Jakarta Fashion Week/JFW 2018 on Saturday (20/10). He was proud to be able to witness the Jakarta Innovative Fashion Week which was designed from Batik and the archipelagic clothes by Indonesian creative designers collaborating with foreign designers. The event is being held for a week starting from October 20 until 26, 2018. With the theme “Collaboration”, the event displays more than 200 local and international designers. There are various creative collaborations of Indonesian designers and foreign designers, including collaboration Novita Yunus from Indonesia with Aboriginal Art Centre from Australian embassy, and Makoto Washizu from Japan Fashion Week Organization and Japanese embassy with 3 Indonesian designers in Forward Fashion.

Indonesia participates in Salon International de l’Alimentation exhibition, Paris which is held in Paris Nord Villepinte, Paris, Prance on October 21-25, 2018. The exhibition is one of the biggest exhibitions of food and beverage products in the world with the expectation of number of visitors around 155,000 people and involves 7,020 participants from 109 countries. Indonesian attaché of trade in Paris, Megawati explained on the exhibition that the products which are displayed are like tea, various kinds of fruit crispy, paprika innovation, coconut derivative products, various kinds of oil variations and many others.

Indonesian Minister of Education and Culture, Muhadjir Effendy led a meeting of culture of ASEAN countries, China, Japan and South Korea. The meeting is held from October 21-26, 2018 in Yogyakarta. On the similar occasion, Yogyakarta is also determined as ASEAN cultural city. The choosing of Yogyakarta cannot be separated from history and potential which belongs to the city. Director General of Culture at the Ministry of Education and Culture, Hilmar Farid said that Yogyakarta throughout history has the highest density level of intellectual and culture in Indonesia. Even in one year, Yogyakarta can hold more than 100 cultural festivals held in Yogyakarta. Therefore, it is logic if Yogyakarta is selected as ASEAN cultural city.

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