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26
April

Ambassador of Bangladesh to Indonesia invited Indonesian entrepreneurs to invest in trade sector. Speaking after Meet Bangladesh event on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Borobudur Hotel Jakarta, Ambassador of Bangladesh to Indonesia Major General Azmal Kabir revealed that he wanted to increase the value of trade with Indonesia.

“I could not pursue Indonesian businessman to do business with Bangladesh even if they do it they do not involve me, I don't know much. I request to the chairman of Indonesian Chamber of Commerce (KADIN) and the Indonesian businessmen to go to Bangladesh and see there. There is one organization in Bangladesh called Indo-Bangla Chambers of Commerce in Bangladesh,” said Azmal Kabir.

The Ambassador added that Bangladesh also has good quality products at prices that are not too expensive. Besides that Bangladesh also produces various types of medicines that have been exported to Europe, Africa and the United States. The Ambassador hopes to cooperate with Indonesia in the pharmaceutical sector. (VOI / NUKE/AHM)

26
April

Every member of the UN Security Council in the alphabetical order has an opportunity to become chairman of the UN security council. In a press briefing on Thursday, in Jakarta, the Director of the International Security and Disarmament, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Grata Werdaningtyas, said that Indonesia, represented by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Retno Marsudi, led an open session discussing various world peace issues with the theme "Investing in Peace: Enhancing the Security and Performance of UN Peacekeeping. "

“In essence, the minister will lead an open session of the UN Security Council on the theme that we will adopt, namely investing in peace on the 7th of April. The open debate or open session will be attended by the UN Secretary General and we will invite a number of briefer especially commander who has been on the mission. So we will listen directly to input from the commander whose daily work is on the UN missions. we will invite from Monusco (United Nations Mission for Stabilization in the Democratic Republic of the Congo-ed). Why Monusco? Because it happened that our last battalion was in Congo for the Rapid Deployment Battalion (RDB),” said Grata Werdaningtyas.

Grata added Retno Marsudi would also lead the Aria Formula or Informal discussion of the UN Security Council on Palestine. This formula will focus on efforts to find solutions to illegal settlements. An open debate on the protection of civil society will also be held to coincide with the Commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Geneva convention on international humanitarian law. (VOI / NUKE/AHM)

26
April

The Japanese Embassy in collaboration with Mitra Seni Indonesia (MSI) held an Indonesian Art & Culture Exhibition entitled "Indonesia Dekat Di Hati" (Indonesia In My Heart). The exhibition was opened by Japanese Ambassador to Indonesia, Masafumi Ishii at his official residence, Thursday, April 25 2019. At the opening of the exhibition, Ambassador Masafumi Ishii in his remarks, appreciated MSI's efforts to prepare works by Indonesian art masters to be exhibited at this exhibition. Ambassador Ishii said that, through this exhibition, visitors could learn about Indonesian art and its history through a collection of works of art that are very beautiful and rarely seen by most people.

“Well, I think relation is already very close, but I noted to maintain and strengthen it to the future, as in people to people, heart to heart relation is always important, where art can play the major role. And I do see some hints of a exchange interaction between Indonesian arts and Japanese arts. There is a lot of potential for future cooperation,” said Masafumi Ishii.

In an interview with the media after the opening ceremony of the exhibition, he said that the artwork displayed had similarities with Japanese artwork in several parts. The Ambassador admitted that he felt comfortable surrounded by these paintings. In this exhibition, there are around 50 selected paintings. Some of the paintings by Maestro Indonesia featured works by Basoeki Abdullah, Sudarso, Soedibio, Trubus Soedarsono, Ari Smit, Abdul Aziz, Popo Iskandar, Jeihan, Srihadi Soedarsono, Jokopekik, AD Pirous, Nyoman Gunarsa and Sunaryo. (VOI/IHSAN/AHM)

25
April

The International Handicrafts Trade Fair-Inacraft 2019 displays almost all handicraft products from Indonesian regions. The 21st exhibition was officially opened by Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Jakarta on Wednesday (April 24). From year to year, the participants and the quality of handicrafts on display increase. This year's Inacraft exhibition also presents foreign pavilion from Morocco. Chairperson of the Royal Moroccan delegation, Madame Jamilla El Mousalli said in Jakarta on Wednesday (April 24) that Inacraft 2019 would be the cultural link between Indonesia and Morocco.

"I thank you for your cooperation with the organizer so that Morocco can participate in this exhibition. And I'm sure this exhibition can bridge the culture between Indonesia and Morocco," said Jamilla El Mousalli


Jamila El Mousalli also said that at this Inacraft, her country’s pavilion features not only traditional Moroccan handicrafts, but also Islamic nuances that were hundreds of years old. In the exhibition, the products displayed are more varied and of higher quality. This exhibition is targeted to be attended by 1,700 participants from various regions in Indonesia with 1,400 booths. (VOI/Mstn/AHM)