24
October

Governor of the National Resilience Institute (Lemhanas) Agus Widjojo Wednesday in Jakarta hoped that the Jakarta Geopolitical Forum could encourage efforts to build geopolitical resilience in all regions of the world. He said, the forum which carried the theme Mapping the Future of Geopolitics was also expected to create new breakthroughs in shaping the balance of interests between countries around the world. Agus Widjojo also said that with the aim of encouraging global and regional geopolitical development, the Forum held for the second time is expected to also be able to influence the changing world of governance.

While the purpose and objective of this forum is a description of global and regional geopolitical developments as well as the impact and influence on changes in the new world order or disorder. Geopolitical recognition, all knowledge of all regions of the world. A balance of interest, rather than a balance of power,” Agus Widjojo said.

The Jakarta Geopolitical Forum is organized by the National Resilience Institute of the Republic of Indonesia. This forum was attended by a number of geopolitical experts, both from within and outside the country. Some points discussed in the one-day forum included political economy, world peace and security and humanitarian issues. Approximately 400 participants attended the forum discussing the future of the geopolitics of the world from various backgrounds including academics, practitioners, bureaucrats, entrepreneurs and politicians. The Jakarta Geopolitical Forum was officially opened by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi. (VOI/ANDY/AHM)

24
October

The Indonesian government initiated the formation of new economic centers in the world. Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Wednesday in Jakarta explained that the spread of a new center of economic growth in the world would encourage economic equality while improving world welfare. Related to this, Retno explained, the Indonesian government is promoting the establishment of good communication between countries in the Pacific region with countries in the Indian Ocean coastal region. According to her, good relations between Pacific countries and the Indian Ocean Coast, in addition to improving world welfare, it can also encourage peace between regions.

“By connecting between Pacific and Indian Ocean we hope there will be the new growth in Indian ocean rim. Because if it happens, the new economical growth center d it means that it will increase the welfare. And welfare must be connected with peace problems and others, Retno Marsudi said.

Regarding this matter, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi said that the Indonesian government is currently conducting intensive communication, not only with the Pacific Countries and the Indian Ocean Coast, but also with partner countries such as the United States, China, Russia, India, Australia and Korea. In addition, she said, Indonesia also built communication with ASEAN countries in the effort to develop the concept. She also stressed that cooperation between countries is an absolute thing that must be built compared to building competition between countries. (VOI/ANDY/TRANS NUKE/AHM)

23
October

Tanjung Pinang city continuously improves the existing facilities and infrastructures to attract domestic and foreign tourists. It is aimed to increase people’s economy as to realizing the goals of Tanjung Pinang city through tourism sector. It was stated by Tanjung Pinang Regional Secretary Riono on the sideline of the International Dragon Boat Race 2018 in Carang River, Tanjung Pinang recently. Riau island is the third entry point of tourism in Indonesia.

“We made many efforts to increase economy such as through tourism sector. Especially Riau Island is the third tourism entry point so that we have many events to do such as dragon boat and other activities including religious tourism. We also focuses on Tanjung Pinang to be religious tourism destination. So hopefully with this dragon boat event we will be able to increase our economy. We have many events in October since this month is the anniversary of Tanjung Pinang. On October 27th we will have cultural parade," said Riono.

Riono added that the central government is fully supported the activities in Tanjung Pinang. Tanjung Pinang city government is currently developing several kinds of typical culinary of Tanjung Pinang to make the region becomes a cullinary destination city in Indonesia. (VOI/NK/DP)

23
October

Indonesian President Joko Widodo expressed his concern over the case of Saudi Arabian Journalist, Jamal Kashoggi. President Joko Widodo expressed his concern while receiving Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister, Adel Bin Ahmed Al Jubeir at Bogor State Palace in Bogor  on Monday (22/10). Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister,  Retno LP Marsudi said that President Joko Widodo during the meeting with Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister also explained  his hope, so that the process of investigation over the death of Jamal Kashoggi can be done transparently and carefully.

“President also expressed his concern about the case and the death of Jamal Kashoggi. Indonesia hopes the investigation  must be done transparently and carefully,” Retno Marsudi said.

The Saudi Arabian government has announced the statement that approved the death of Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey on October 2, 2018. Before his visit to Indonesia, Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister, Adel al-Jubeir stated that the murder of Khashoggi was a big and fatal mistake. He said, King Salman and Crown Prince, Mohammed Bin Salman did not really know the case and they have conveyed their condolence to Khashoggi’s son. Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister also stated by Twitter that Saudi Arabia authority has arrested  18 suspects and will process the legally in the country. (VOI/Ndy/Trans:AF/DP)