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  • 16 January 2017
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President Jokowi Signs Presidential Regulation on Handling of Refugees from Abroad

Rohingya refugees at a shelter in Aceh

Rohingya refugees at a shelter in Aceh

With consideration to implement the provisions of Article 27 paragraph (2) of Law Number 37 of 1999 on Foreign Relations, President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo on 31 December 2016 signed a Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 125 of 2016 on Handling of Refugees from Abroad.

Under the Perpres, the handling of refugees is carried out based on cooperation between the Central Government and the United Nations through the High Commissioner for Refugees in Indonesia and/or international organization overseeing migration issues or humanitarian which has an agreement with the Central Government. “The handling of refugees respects the generally accepted international regulations and in accordance with the provisions of the laws and regulations,” Article 3 of the Perpres states.

  • 16 January 2017
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President Jokowi Asks TNI to Anticipate Rapid Changes in the World

President Jokowi, accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs as well as Commander of TNI, is looking at a device of TNI after the opening of the 2017 TNI Leaders Meeting in Cilangkap, Jakarta, on Monday (16/1) morning (Photo: PR/Oji)

President Jokowi, accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs as well as Commander of TNI, is looking at a device of TNI after the opening of the 2017 TNI Leaders Meeting in Cilangkap, Jakarta, on Monday (16/1) morning (Photo: PR/Oji)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo asked all ranks of Indonesian National Defence Forces (TNI) to be able to anticipate the rapid changes in the world as well as to adapt with them, particularly regarding the policies that would be applied to solve the problems and challenges. “The world changes within seconds, minutes, or hours. It changes so fast. One problem has yet to be solved, another one appears,” the President said when delivering his directives in TNI Leaders Meeting at Gatot Soebroto Hall, TNI Headquarters Cilangkap, East Jakarta, on Monday (16/1) morning.

The President also said that global economic slowdown still happens and global economic growth is still declining. It shows that the world’s economic situation has not recovered yet.

  • 15 January 2017
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President Jokowi: Japan is Indonesia’s Strategic Partner in Various Sectors

President Jokowi, accompanied by Ibu Iriana Jokowi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, witnessed Mrs. Akie Abe signed the guest book, at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, on Sunday (15/1) afternoon. (Photo: PR/Agung)

President Jokowi, accompanied by Ibu Iriana Jokowi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, witnessed Mrs. Akie Abe signed the guest book, at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, on Sunday (15/1) afternoon. (Photo: PR/Agung)

Japan is a strategic partner of Indonesia in various fields especially in the field of economy, such as trade and investment. It was enunciated by President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo during a bilateral meeting between the delegation of the Government of Indonesia and the Government of Japan led by its Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, on Sunday (15/1) afternoon.

President Jokowi also believes that in this bilateral meeting, Indonesia and Japan will discuss a wide range of cooperation that benefits both countries. “The bilateral meeting is of particular importance amid a variety of new developments of the world,” the President said.

  • 15 January 2017
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Indonesia, Japan Have Agreed to Further Strengthening Cooperation in Various Fields

President Jokowi delivers a joint press statement with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday (15/1), at Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java

President Jokowi delivers a joint press statement with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday (15/1), at Bogor Presidential Palace, West Java

Bilateral meeting between Indonesian delegates led by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Japanese delegates led by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was successfully conducted in a warm, open, and productive environment.

“In the meeting, Indonesia and Japan have agreed to further strengthening cooperation in political, maritime, and socio-cultural fields. The enhancement will indeed always be based on mutual benefits principle,” President Jokowi told the reporters in a joint press statement with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after a bilateral meeting.

  • 15 January 2017
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Indonesia, Japan to Cooperate in Fight Against Terrorism, Maritime Affairs

President Jokowi and Japanese Prime Minister Abe have a veranda talk at the Bogor Presidential Palace on Sunday (15/1). (Photo: Public Relations Division/Agung)

President Jokowi and Japanese Prime Minister Abe have a veranda talk at the Bogor Presidential Palace on Sunday (15/1). (Photo: Public Relations Division/Agung)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said amidst the spread of terrorism in Asia, Japan and Indonesia, which is the largest Muslim country in the world, have agreed to fight terrorism in order to create a society in which the young generations can have hopes.

“In addition, we have also agreed to intensify cooperation in the security and defense sectors and to make the most opportunities like ministerial meetings 2+2 (two plus two),” Prime Minister Abe said in a joint press statement with President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo after a bilateral meeting at Bogor Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, Sunday (15/1).

  • 15 January 2017
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President Jokowi Attends the Anniversary of PKP Indonesia

President Joko Widodo delivers a remarks at the 18th Anniversary of PKPI at Garden Ballroom, the Dharmawangsa Hotel, Jakarta on Sunday (15/1) (Picture: PR/Jay)

President Joko Widodo delivers a remarks at the 18th Anniversary of PKPI at Garden Ballroom, the Dharmawangsa Hotel, Jakarta on Sunday (15/1) (Picture: PR/Jay)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo said that since the beginning, the Government continues to carry out economic policies that upholds the soul of Pancasila (Five Principles), which is an economic policy that based on mutual cooperation and aims to create social justice for all Indonesian people.

“It will be continued, like one price fuel,” the President said in his remarks at the 18th Anniversary of Partai Keadilan dan Persatuan Indonesia (Indonesian Justice and Unity Party/PKPI), at Garden Ballroom, the Dharmawangsa Hotel, Jakarta, on Sunday (15/1) afternoon.

  • 13 January 2017
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Hajj Quota Prioritized for Those Never Go on Hajj, Religious Minister Says

haji-indonesia-2016-300x173Minister of Religious Affairs Lukman Hakim Saifuddin stated that the additional hajj quota for Indonesia this year which is 52,200 quota will be prioritized for prospective pilgrims who have never performed hajj. Therefore the Minister hopes pilgrims who have been on hajj to give the opportunity to those have not been on hajj. “The priority is really aimed at those who have never been on hajj at all,” the Minister said after delivering a speech at the Halaqah Ulama (Muslim Scholars’ Gathering) under the theme ‘Reflections on the 33rd Nahdlatul Ulama  Khittah’ held at the Salafiyah Syafi’iyah Islamic Boarding School, Situbondo, Thursday (12/1).

The statement was delivered by the Minister in response to the returns of hajj quota for Indonesia from 168,800 into 211,000 and the additional quota of 10,000, bringing the total hajj quota for Indonesia in 2017 is 221,000 pilgrims.

  • 12 January 2017
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TNI Personnel Distribution Must be Based on ‘Indonesia-centrist Paradigm’, President Jokowi Says

 President Jokowi and Vice President Jusuf Kalla discuss with several ministers before a Limited Meeting on Thursday (12/1), at the Presidential Office, Jakarta

President Jokowi and Vice President Jusuf Kalla discuss with several ministers before a Limited Meeting on Thursday (12/1), at the Presidential Office, Jakarta

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo asserted that as an archipelagic state with a wide geographical area, Indonesia does not have enough Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) personnel deployed in the northernmost point of eastern Indonesia, north point of western Indonesia, south point of eastern Indonesia, and south point of western Indonesia.

In fact, those points are not only the outermost and frontier areas of the Republic of Indonesia, but also the ones with huge potentials to be the core of national economic motor, and national economic growth, President Jokowi said.

  • 12 January 2017
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Speaker of the National Assembly of South Korea Says Indonesia-South Korea Relations is Very Strategic

President Jokowi receives a courtesy call by nine members of the National Assembly of South Korea at the Merdeka Palace, on Thursday (12/1) morning (Picture: PR/Rahmat)

President Jokowi receives a courtesy call by nine members of the National Assembly of South Korea at the Merdeka Palace, on Thursday (12/1) morning (Picture: PR/Rahmat)

President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo, accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi as well as Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, received a courtesy call by nine members of the National Assembly of South Korea, at the Merdeka Palace, on Thursday (12/1) morning.

The President met them in person and shook their hands one by one. Afterwards, they had a closed meeting at Bilateral Room, Merdeka Palace.

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