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DIPLOMATIC CORNER

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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 Indonesia’s diplomacy in the international world.

First information is that Indonesia Establishes Resilience Education Cooperation with Jordan.

The Indonesia National Resilience Institute -LEMHANNAS and the Royal Jordanian National Defense College -RJNDC have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) concerning cooperation in Education, Training and Strategic Studies in the Field of Defense and Security which took place in Amman on Wednesday (17/10). The signing of the MoU was carried out by  Governor of LEMHANNAS, Retired Lieutenant General, Agus Widjojo from the Indonesian side, and Brigadier General Abdullah. S. Al Shdaift, as the RJNDC Commander from Jordan. General S. Al Shdaift said that Jordan wants to learn a lot from Indonesia's experience of thousands of islands and diversity but is able to maintain unity and security. On the other hand, Governor Agus Widjojo emphasized that LEMHANNAS also wants to share experience with Jordan that is able to maintain its national security amidst an unstable political situation of Middle East. The signing of this MoU is considered important because both parties stated that it is necessary to conduct strategic studies on the latest regional and international issues in the field of defense and security.

The second information is that ASEAN and Partners continue to strengthen cooperation in science and technology.

ASEAN and its speaking partners continue to strengthen cooperation in the fields of science and technology. This was noted by Indonesian delegation from the results of the 10th Meeting of Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Science & Technology (IAMMST-10), the 75th ASEAN COST and Other Related Meetings on 15-19 October 2018 in Cebu, the Philippines.

In the meeting led by the Philippines, there were three ASEAN Dialogue Partners, namely Japan, the European Union and the United States. In regard to this, Indonesia will host the 6th JASTIP Meeting (Japan-ASEAN Science, Technology and Innovation Platform) Symposium in Tangerang, Banten on November 1, 2018. JASTIP is a collaborative platform to support the achievement of SDGs’ targets through science, technology and innovation (STI).

Furthermore, Indonesia will host the 16th ASEAN Food Conference meeting in Bali, October 15-18 next year, with the theme "The Big Picture: Outlook and Opportunities of Food Technology and Culinary for Tourism Industries." In addition, Indonesia will also deliver 19 proposals for cooperation in January 2019, in the ASEAN-EU Joint Funding Scheme (JFS) program.

The last information is that Inclusive Palm Diplomacy Guards Indonesia's Palm Interests.

To strengthen national palm diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs involves all stakeholders in the preparation of the palm oil diplomacy strategy. Collaborating with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Palm Oil Research Center, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs represented by Directorate of Trade, Commodities and Intellectual Property held an input network meeting and dialogue entitled "Palm Diplomacy: Challenges and Strategies" in Medan, North Sumatra on Thursday (18/10). Director of Trade, Commodities and Intellectual Property at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tri Purnajaya in opening the seminar and input network said that there are at least three points that underlie the need to strengthen national palm diplomacy. First, palm oil is Indonesia's largest export commodity today. Second, it’s a new and renewable energy source. Third points is that the number of workers absorbed by the palm oil industry continues to grow. These three aspects show the major role of oil palm in achieving the SDGs sustainable development targets, the fulfillment of world food, and supporting the improvement of the welfare of small palm-oil farmers.

That was Diplomatic Corner.

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