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  • 23 June 2019
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Restored Security in Rakhine State Important for Refugees’ Repatriation: President Jokowi

President Jokowi attends the Opening Ceremony of the 34th ASEAN Summit, Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday (23/6). (Photo by: Dinda M/PR)

President Jokowi attends the Opening Ceremony of the 34th ASEAN Summit, Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday (23/6). (Photo by: Dinda M/PR)

During the retreat session of the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, pointed out the importance of improving security situation in Rakhine State, Myanmar to carry out successful repatriation of Rohingya refugees, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi has said.

“Once again, the President has pointed out the (security) problem,” Retno stated at a press conference at Athenee Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday (23/6).

  • 23 June 2019
  • 542 Views

China-US Trade War May Affect Other Sectors, President Jokowi Says

President Jokowi attends Plenary Session of ASEAN Summit, at the Athenee Hotel, Bangkok, Saturday (22/6). (Photo by: Dinda M/PR)

President Jokowi attends Plenary Session of ASEAN Summit, at the Athenee Hotel, Bangkok, Saturday (22/6). (Photo by: Dinda M/PR)

Trade war between China and the United States may affect several sectors including the security, stability, and prosperity of the region, according to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

Therefore, President Jokowi called for the strengthening of economic foundation of ASEAN countries be it in individual or collective manners.

  • 23 June 2019
  • 531 Views

President Jokowi Attends BIMP-EAGA Meeting

President Jokowi attends the 13th Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Meeting, at the Athenee Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday (23/6). (Photo by: Dinda M /PR)

President Jokowi attends the 13th Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Meeting, at the Athenee Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday (23/6). (Photo by: Dinda M /PR)

Sub-regional cooperation including Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) is a suitable forum for promoting concrete cooperation between countries in the region that will stimulate economic development and prosperity among the members, according to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

The statement was made by President Jokowi when attending the 13th Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) Meeting, at the Athenee Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday (23/6).

  • 23 June 2019
  • 432 Views

President Jokowi Attends ASEAN Summit in Bangkok

President Jokowi and other ASEAN leaders symbolically join hands to unite the determination in the Opening Ceremony of the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday (23/6). (Photo by: Dinda M/PR)

President Jokowi and other ASEAN leaders symbolically join hands to unite the determination in the Opening Ceremony of the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday (23/6). (Photo by: Dinda M/PR)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Sunday (23/6) attended the plenary session of the 34th ASEAN Summit at the Athenee Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.

The opening ceremony of the ASEAN Summit was officially led by ASEAN chairman Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha.

  • 23 June 2019
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Gov’t Makes New Student Admission Quota Adjustments

23_6_2019_3Ministry of Education and Culture has made quota adjustments to optimize the implementation of the 2019 New Student Admission (PPDB) in accordance with Minister of Education and Culture Regulation Number 51 of 2018.

One of the quota adjustments was made on one of three channels, namely the achievement channel. Referring to Minister of Education and Culture Circular Number 3 of 2019 on New Student Admission, the achievement channel quota was changed from 5% to a maximum of 15% of the school capacity.

  • 23 June 2019
  • 449 Views

Indonesia, Philippines Agree to Ratify EEZ Agreement

President Jokowi holds a bilateral meeting with the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte on the sidelines of the 34th ASEAN Summit, Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday (22/6). (Photo by: BPMI Setpres)

President Jokowi holds a bilateral meeting with the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte on the sidelines of the 34th ASEAN Summit, Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday (22/6). (Photo by: BPMI Setpres)

On the sidelines of the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday (22/6) President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte agreed to ratify the agreement on the establishment of Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in August.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi said that the negotiation has been completed, adding that both Indonesia and the Philippines have ratified the agreement.

  • 22 June 2019
  • 163 Views

President Jokowi Pushes for Completion of Indonesia-Vietnam EEZ Negotiations

President Jokowi holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc, at the Athenee Hotel, Bangkok, Saturday (22/6). (Photo by: PR/Moerti)

President Jokowi holds a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc, at the Athenee Hotel, Bangkok, Saturday (22/6). (Photo by: PR/Moerti)

On the sidelines of the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday (22/6), President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo met with Prime Minister of Vietnam Nguyen Xuan Phuc to encourage the completion of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) boundary negotiations between Indonesia and Viet Nam.

According to the President, the issue of EEZ is always discussed s in every meeting between Indonesia and Vietnam. Thus, the President expressed hope that this issue can be immediately resolved due to its potentials to cause more problems.

  • 22 June 2019
  • 314 Views

Indonesia Highlights Stable Security Situation on Rohingya Repatriation

President Jokowi meets with Aung San Suu Kyi, at the Athenee Hotel, Bangkok, Saturday (22/6). (Photo by: BPMI)

President Jokowi meets with Aung San Suu Kyi, at the Athenee Hotel, Bangkok, Saturday (22/6). (Photo by: BPMI)

Indonesia has pointed out the importance of a stable security situation for the implementation of voluntary, safe, and dignified repatriation of Rohingya refugees.

“If the security situation does not improve, it will be difficult for voluntary, safe and dignified repatriation to be carried out,” said President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo during his meeting with State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi on the sidelines of the 34th ASEAN Summit, at the Athenee Hotel, Bangkok, Saturday (22/6).

  • 22 June 2019
  • 338 Views

Indonesia, Thailand Agree to Enhance Cooperation, Eliminate Trade Barriers

President Jokowi leads a bilateral meeting with Thailand delegates led by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday (22/6). (Photo by: Tarmuji/PR)

President Jokowi leads a bilateral meeting with Thailand delegates led by Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday (22/6). (Photo by: Tarmuji/PR)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha to discuss three main issues, at the Athenee Hotel, Bangkok, Saturday (22/6).

Both leaders have agreed to enhance cooperation on trade, investment, and to eliminate trade barriers.

  • 22 June 2019
  • 269 Views

State Revenue Rises 6,2%: Sri Mulyani

Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani delivers press statement at the office of Finance Ministry, Jakarta, Friday (21/6). (Photo by: PR of Finance Ministry)

Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani delivers press statement at the office of Finance Ministry, Jakarta, Friday (21/6). (Photo by: PR of Finance Ministry)

The realization of the State Budget until May 2019 was relatively positive, indicated by an increase in the purchasing managers index (PMI) which is above 50 as well as in state revenue that increased by 6.2 percent or Rp728.5 trillion, Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati has said.

“Based on economic activities, several macroeconomic indicators show that the economy is doing reasonably well. This can be seen from Indonesia’s PMI which reached 51.6 points. The figure which is above 50 points indicates economic expansions. So, there is a significant increase in Indonesian manufacturers,” Minister of Finance said in the APBN KiTa (State Budget Performance and Facts) press conference, in Djuanda Hall, Ministry of Finance, Jakarta, Friday (21/6).