Indonesian Embassy in Bern officially opened Indonesian language classes online for local residents on Monday (14/9). This language class is a bridge, especially for investors or entrepreneurs who want to do business in Indonesia. This was stated by Indonesian Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Muliaman D. Hadad. The ability to speak Indonesian certainly can improve the confidence of investors and entrepreneurs in Switzerland. The Indonesian language class is the first one organized by the Indonesian Embassy in Bern and was attended by dozens of Swiss citizens. During the next ten weeks, the students will learn basic Indonesian. The pandemic has caused Indonesian language classes to be taken online. Even though it is implemented through the Zoom application, the enthusiasm of the students is still high, as evidenced by the class quota that is full in just 10 minutes since registration was opened. The participants, who take part, also consist of investors, tourists, government employees, and local residents who have families in Indonesia.
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Moscow and the Museum of Moscow will organize various activities. These activities are like exhibitions, short training on Indonesian cultural arts such as batik, gamelan and traditional dances, as well as film screenings or holding Indonesian Day at the Moscow Museum. The plan came up in a meeting between the Chancellor of Ad Interim who is also the Indonesian Deputy Ambassador to Russia and Belarus, Azis Nurwahyudi and Director General of the Moscow Museum, Anna Trapkova, at the Museum on Tuesday (15/9). Azis said that Indonesia and Russia have a very close relationship. In 2020, Indonesia and Russia commemorate 70 years of diplomatic relations. Both countries are multi-cultural and multi-ethnic countries.
The Russian public, especially in Moscow, can find out about the diversity of Indonesian cultures through joint activities that are planned to be held at the museum. According to Azis, the cooperation plan can also be carried out with museums in Indonesia, including museums in Jakarta within the framework of the sister city between Jakarta and Moscow, that took place in 2006.