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  • 15 April 2019
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Saudi Arabia Applauds Indonesia’s Global Role

President Jokowi meets with Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia Adel Al Jubeir at Royal Guest House, Riyadh, Sunday (14/4). Photo by: BPMI.

President Jokowi meets with Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia Adel Al Jubeir at Royal Guest House, Riyadh, Sunday (14/4). Photo by: BPMI.

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia applauds Indonesia’s leadership both on regional and global stages, including Indonesia’s role in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), according to Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia Adel Al Jubeir.

The Minister made the statement when he paid a courtesy call on President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo at the Royal Guest House, Riyadh, Sunday (14/4).

  • 15 April 2019
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President Jokowi Meets Saudi Arabian Energy Minister

President Jokowi meets Saudi Arabian Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources at Royal Guest House, Riyadh, Sunday (14/4). (Photo: BPMI)

President Jokowi meets Saudi Arabian Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources at Royal Guest House, Riyadh, Sunday (14/4). (Photo: BPMI)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo during his visit to Saudi Arabia received a courtesy call from the Saudi Arabian Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih at the Royal Guest House, Riyadh, Sunday (14/4).

Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, who accompanied the President at the meeting, said the Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources of Saudi Arabia expressed his appreciation for various measures taken by the Indonesian Government that have attracted Saudi Arabian companies to establish cooperation with Indonesian companies.

  • 15 April 2019
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Indonesia, Saudi Arabia Agree to Strengthen Economic Cooperation

King Salman welcomes President Jokowi at the King's Private Palace (Al-Qasr Al-Khas), Sunday (14/4). (Photo by: BPMI)

King Salman welcomes President Jokowi at the King’s Private Palace (Al-Qasr Al-Khas), Sunday (14/4). (Photo by: BPMI)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and King Salman have agreed to boost economic cooperation between Indonesia and Saudi Arabia.

“President Jokowi and King Salman have agreed to strengthen economic cooperation in the future, especially in the fields of energy and tourism,” Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi said after the meeting between the President and the King at the King’s Private Palace (Al-Qasr Al-Khas), Sunday (14/4).

  • 15 April 2019
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President Jokowi Performs Umrah

President Jokowi kisses hajr e aswad during umrah, Monday (15/4). (Foto: BPMI)

President Jokowi kisses hajr e aswad during umrah, Monday (15/4). (Foto: BPMI)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Monday (15/4) performed Umrah (small hajj pilgrimage) ritual on his visit to Saudi Arabia. On this occasion, the President and First Lady Ibu Iriana were also given the opportunity to enter the Ka’bah.

Besides Umrah, President Jokowi was scheduled to have a number of official meetings with King Salman at the King’s Private Palace (Al-Qasr Al-Khas), as well as with Minister of Foreign Affairs Adel Al Jubeir and Minister of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources Khalid Al-Falih at Royal Guest House, Riyadh.

  • 14 April 2019
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President Jokowi Visits Saudi Arabia

President Jokowi has a dialog with King Salman at Riyadh Palace, Saudi Arabia, Sunday (14/4). (Photo by: BPMI).

President Jokowi has a dialog with King Salman at Riyadh Palace, Saudi Arabia, Sunday (14/4). (Photo by: BPMI).

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Sunday (14/4) began his official trip to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The President and his entourage arrived at King Khalid International Airport, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at 08.50 (Saudi Arabia Local Time) or 12:50 WIB (Western Indonesia Local Time) and were welcomed by the Indonesian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Agus Maftuh Abegebriel, Governor of Riyadh Prince Faisal bin Bandar Al Saud, and Minister of Trade and Investment Majid Bin Abdullah Al Qasabi.

  • 14 April 2019
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Indonesia Introduces Two Measures to Achieve SDGs Agenda

Finance Minister attends the IMF forum at Washington D.C, Friday (12/4) local time. (Photo by: Ministry of Finance).

Finance Minister attends the IMF forum at Washington D.C, Friday (12/4) local time. (Photo by: Ministry of Finance).

Indonesia has launched two initiatives to mobilize funds to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through philanthropic actions namely through the blended finance scheme and the issuance of sukuk (Islamic bonds), according to Indonesian Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Sri Mulyani made the statement during the 2019 International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group (IMF-WBG) Spring Meetings at Washington D.C., the US on Friday (12/4).

  • 14 April 2019
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Indonesia Sets Example in Building Democracy, Home Minister Says

images-6Indonesia has been seen as a role model in building a democratic civilization for countries worldwide as the country is about to hold a ‘fiesta of democracy’, according to Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo.

As one of the largest democracies in the world, he added, Indonesia is deemed capable of holding Legislative and Presidential and Vice Presidential elections simultaneously with a very high level of voter turnout.

  • 14 April 2019
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Gov’t Controls Political Campaign Ads During Election Silence

The Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) and Ministry of Communication and Informatics hold press conference at Bawaslu’s office, Jakarta, Saturday (13/4). (Photo: Ministry of Communication and Informatics)

The Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) and Ministry of Communication and Informatics hold press conference at Bawaslu’s office, Jakarta, Saturday (13/4). (Photo: Ministry of Communication and Informatics)

Starting the election silence period prior to the simultaneous general elections on 17 April 2019, Ministry of Communication and Informatics and the Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) have controlled the political campaign advertising content through digital platforms.

Nevertheless, the ‘control’ will not limit the citizens’ rights of freedom of expression, said Director General of Information Applications of Ministry of Communication and Informatics Semuel A. Pangerapan.

  • 13 April 2019
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Cabinet Secretariat Committed to Developing Government Translators

Deputy to Cabinet Secretary for Cabinet Work Support attends closing ceremony of First Level Functional Translator Education and Training in East Jakarta, Friday (12/4). Photo by: PR/Oji.

Deputy to Cabinet Secretary for Cabinet Work Support attends closing ceremony of First Level Functional Translator Education and Training in East Jakarta, Friday (12/4). Photo by: PR/Oji.

Cabinet Secretariat as the Fostering Institution for Indonesian Government Translators (known as Pejabat Fungsional Penerjemah/Translator Functional Officials) has successfully held First Level Functional Translator Education and Training for the third time, involving 22 participants from several Government institutions.

“Based on our data, 175 Government Translators from all over Indonesia have participated in Functional Education and Trainings,” Deputy to Cabinet Secretary for Cabinet Work Support Yuli Harsono said during the closing ceremony of the First Level Functional Translator Education and Training in East Jakarta, Friday (12/4).

  • 13 April 2019
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Voter Turnout May Reach 77.5%: Home Affairs Minister

Home Affairs Minister takes group photo after attending an event at Surabaya Trenggilis University, Surabaya, Friday (12/4). (Photo: Ministry of Home Affairs).

Home Affairs Minister takes group photo after attending an event at Surabaya Trenggilis University, Surabaya, Friday (12/4). (Photo: Ministry of Home Affairs).

Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo said he is optimistic that voter participation in the 2019 General Election could reach 77.5 percent or exceed the target set by the General Elections Commission (KPU).

He is also quite sure that the young generation will exercise their voting rights and not be abstained.