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07
June

World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Ghebreyesus appreciated the leadership of Indonesian Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin who brought closer relations for Indonesia and WHO.

 

Tedros, in the Instagram account of Indonesian Health Ministry on Saturday (01/06/2024), thanked Indonesia. Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin according to Tedros is an amazing figure. Tedros was very proud of Budi Sadikin because WHO can cooperate closely with Indonesia.

 

Tedros appreciated Minister Budi's effort that put emphasis on health strategy in preventing people from getting sick or to keep them healthy with promotive and preventive programs in Indonesia.

 

In his talk with Minister Budi amid "The Walk The Talk: Health for All Challenge" in conjunction with the 77th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, Tedros gave some tips in maintaining a healthy life for 280 million people of Indonesia. Tedros further remarked that to stay healthy, one can create their health from home by maintaining health at home. However, should there be a health problem, they can pay a visit to the hospital.

 

People can begin with a healthy lifestyle such as exercise regularly, avoid or stop smoking, and maintain nutrition intake for the body.

 

As known, Minister Budi came as a speaker in the 77th World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland on 27 May until 1 June 2024.

20
May

Vietnamese Minister of Public Security, Tô Lâm, who was recently elected as the country's new president. (Photo: Reuters via rri.co.id)

The Communist Party of Vietnam on Saturday (18/5/2024) named the Minister of Public Security Tô Lâm the new president of Vietnam.

17
May

Singapore's new Prime Minister Lawrence Wong is sworn during a ceremony at the Istana in Singapore on Wednesday (15/5/2024). (Photo: AFP/Edgar Su)

 

Lawrence Wong was sworn in as Prime Minister of Singapore on Wednesday (15/5). He is the fourth government leader since Singapore's independence on 9 August 1965. Like his predecessors, he is a People's Action Party member.

15
May

Markas OECD di Paris, Prancis. (Foto: X/Twitter @OECD)

 

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday (14/5) welcomed the decision of 38 member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to support Indonesia to become a member of the organization.

13
May

The results of a vote on a resolution for the UN Security Council to reconsider and support the full membership of Palestine into the United Nations is displayed during a special session of the UN General Assembly, at UN headquarters in New York City, United States on Friday (10/5/2024). (Photo: AFP/Charly Triballeau)

 

The United Nations General Assembly Emergency Special Session in New York on Friday (10/5/2024) ratified the resolution titled "Admission of New Members in the United Nations". This resolution is co-sponsored by 77 countries, including Indonesia, and supported by 143 UN member countries.

10
May

Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin walks prior to his inauguration ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow on Tuesday (7/5/2024). (Photo: AFP/POOL/Sergei Ilnitsky)

 

Vladimir Putin was inaugurated as President of Russia for the fifth time in his political career, last Tuesday (7/5).

13
May

Indonesian Ambassador to Bulgaria, Albania and North Macedonia, Iwan Bogananta accompanied the delegation of Commission I  of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia (DPR RI) to visit the Bella Rendang Factory and logistics facilities in Plovdiv Province, Bulgaria. The visit was  to harmonize the opening of a hub  of trade in national products to the European market on Tuesday (7/5).

 

It was also attended by members of parliament Commission I DPR,  Nico Siahaan,  Andhika Hasan, Abdul Bakri Haji Musa and Ali Imron Bafadal. Ambassador Iwan in a press release from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Sofia stated that the visit was a good momentum in developing and expanding national products to the Bulgarian and European markets. He hopes that stakeholders and the Indonesian government can support and realize the program he has initiated.

 

Chairperson of the delegation of Commission I DPR, Utut Adianto  appreciated the dynamic work of Ambassador Iwan in advancing the image of Indonesia and developing national export products to the international level. Utut also explained  that his side had witnessed directly to the factory site. According to Utut, Bulgaria is very ready with adequate infrastructure  and most importantly, they have become part of the European Union. All trade regulations refer to the rules issued by Europe  both in terms of tariffs, quality control and standardization.  He added that parliament will encourage the government to support future plans to develop rendang and other Indonesian foods to the world and European markets through Bulgaria.

 

Meanwhile, CEO of Bella,  Dimitar Mitev conveyed that  he was very happy to work with Indonesia.  The taste of Indonesian food is very well known to the world. He also plans to invest in the future in Indonesia to develop the Indonesian food industry.

08
May

The 10th World Water Forum logo signage at Hotel Indonesia roundabout in Jakarta. (Photo: RRI/Retno Mandasari)

 

The 10th World Water Forum is just a few days away. The final international agenda in President Joko Widodo's administration will be held from 18 to 25 May in Nusa Dua, Bali.

07
May

Indonesian president-elect Prabowo Subianto and vice president-elect Gibran Rakabuming Raka. (Photo: RRI/Saadatuddaraen)

 

Following the Constitutional Court's verdict to reject all of the claims in the 2024 Presidential Election dispute, Prabowo Subianto and Gibran Rakabuming Raka are now preparing to form their cabinet team members in the government that will serve for the 2024-2029 period. Both will be inaugurated in October 2024 as Indonesian president and vice president. But before they are inaugurated, the issue of who will become ministers has become interesting. Names of candidates have been circulating on social media and at important meetings. However, one of the most important comments regarding the ministerial candidates arose from the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Luhut Binsar Panjaitan. According to him, Prabowo Subianto does not need to bring "toxic" people into his cabinet.

06
May

First day of the 15th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference in Banjul, Gambia on Saturday (4/5/2024). The conference was held by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). (Photo: Union of OIC News Agencies)

 

The 15th Session of the Islamic Summit Conference was held in Banjul, Gambia on 4-5 May 2024. The summit's theme was "Enhancing Unity and Solidarity through Dialogue for Sustainable Development". The main spotlight at the summit was the Palestinian situation.

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