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  • 7 April 2015

Receive Hipmi Board, President Jokowi Asks for Optimistic in Facing the Stronger of Dollar or MEA


President Jokowi provides direction in the front of Hipmi ranks, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Monday (6/4) afternoon

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) provide a compelling message to young entrepreneurs who are members of the Indonesian Young Entrepreneurs Association (Hipmi) in the face of the strengthening of the US dollar against the rupiah, or in facing the ASEAN Economic Community (MEA) by the end of 2015.

Related with the dollar, President Jokowi expressed optimism and confidence, because if compared with other countries, in fact our situation is much better. “For many months, we just depressed approximately 5.8 percent. Malaysia has lost many foreign exchange reserves but also their currency is not strengthened,” Jokowi said when received Hipmi board ranks at the State Palace, Jakarta, on Monday (6/4) afternoon.

  • 6 April 2015

Arifin Panigoro Invites President Jokowi to Harvest the Modern Rice Field Systems in Papua


Entrepreneur Arifin Panigoro answering reporters’ questions after received by President Jokowi, at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Monday (6/4)

Oil entrepreneur who is also Chair of Medco Group, Arifin Panigoro, met President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) at the Presidential Palace, Jakarta, Monday (6/4) morning. However, the meeting was not to discuss the issue of oil, but related on agriculture.

According to Arifin, President Jokowi gives positive response to the mechanization of agriculture with modern rice field system. Even, according to the plan at the next visit to Papua in early May, the President will review the location being a trial development of modern rice fields in southern Papua.

“I’ve reported all to President, I also will invite to harvest there,” Arifin Panigoro said.

  • 6 April 2015

Welcomed by Foreign Minister, 110 WNI that Evacuated from Yemen Arrive in Jakarta

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Foreign Minister, Retno Marsudi talking with a number of WNI who had been evacuated from Yemen, at Soekarno Hatta Airport, Jakarta, Sunday (5/4)

A total of 110 Indonesian citizen (WNI) who were evacuated from Yemen has arrived at the Soekarno-Hatta Airport, Jakarta, Sunday (5/4) afternoon. The arrival of 110 citizens who are the first part from 262 citizens who managed to get out from Yemen to Jizan, Saudi Arabia, a few days ago were welcomed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi.

Foreign Minister, Retno Marsudi argues that the security condition in Yemen, particularly in the western part of Yemen around Aden city and Sana’a has become increasingly serious. Armed clashes between warring parties increasingly widespread.

  • 6 April 2015

Strengthens the European Market, Garuda Indonesia Ready to Support Foreign Tourists Visit to Indonesia

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President Director of Garuda Indonesia, Arif Wibowo, answering reporters’ questions after received by President Jokowi, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Thursday (2/4)

Related with the efforts to meet the target of tourist arrivals to Indonesia, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) in addition to meet with AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes, also call the President Director of PT. Garuda Indonesia Arif Wibowo.

“President asks what needs to get support, especially how to develop tourism,” said Arif told reporters after meeting with President Jokowi, at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Thursday (2/4).

Arif explained, Garuda would continue expand to overseas to boost tourism, especially to strengthen flights to China and then Maldives. In addition, Garuda will also keep reinforcing to Europe, and will make Europe as a base for future the growth of Garuda as a global player.

  • 1 April 2015

The Government Gives the Assistance of Children Education Costs at Indonesian Representatives in Abroad


The Government Gives the Assistance of Children Education Costs at Indonesian Representatives in Abroad

Ministry of Finance Bambang P.S. Brodjonegoro on March 18, 2015 ago has signed the Regulation of the Minister of Finance (PMK) Number: 57 / PMK.02 / 2015 on the Amendment to the Regulation of the Minister of Finance No. 53 / PMK.02 / 2014 on Input Costs Standard Fiscal Year 2015.

There are many changing that shown in this PMK, but there are two (2) things that stand out, i.e. the Unit Cost change for the Meal Cost of Civil Servants (PNS), and the availability of tuition assistance of children on representatives of the Republic of Indonesia overseas.

  • 1 April 2015

Meets President Jokowi, ConocoPhillips Ready to Invest 2.5 Billion US Dollars in Indonesia


CEO of ConocoPhillips, Ryan Lance accompanied ConocoPhillips officials met President Jokowi, in the office of President, Jakarta, Tuesday (31/3)

The leadership oil and gas company, ConocoPhillipis, which consists of the Chairman and CEO of Global ConocoPhillips Company, Ryan Lance, accompanied by the President and GM ConocoPhillips Indonesia Erec S. Issaacson, as well as Vice President of Development and realtions ConocoPhillips Joang Laksanto, Tuesday (31/3) afternoon , facing President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) at the Presidential office, Jakarta.

Sudirman Said Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources, and Minister of State Secretary Pratikno accompanying President Jokowi in the meeting said, that ConosoPhillips expressed appreciation to the various reform efforts that made by the Government of Indonesia in the energy sector, both at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources as well as in SKK Migas.

  • 31 March 2015

25 Heads of State Ensure to Attend 60th Anniversary of the Asian-African Summit in Jakarta and Bandung

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Chief of Presidential Staff Luhut B. Pandjaitan

A number of heads of state will certainly attend the 60th anniversary of the Summit (KTT) Africa Asia, that will be held in Jakarta and Bandung, on April 19 to 24 next.

Chief of Presidential Staff Luhut Binsar Panjaitan as Responsible Commemoration 60th Asian-African Summit and Commemoration All 10 New Asian-African Strategic partnertship estimates, about 25 head will attend the event.

“Yesterday, the President gave a briefing to us at the cabinet meeting that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (Japan) and Chinese President Xi Jinping will be present,” said Luhut told reporters at the Presidential Office, Jakarta, Tuesday (31/3).

  • 31 March 2015

The Request of BNPT, Ministry of Communications Block 22 Radical Sites

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The Government through the Ministry of Communications and Information block 22 sites/ websites accused associated with radical movements.

Head of Information and Public Relations, Ministry of Communications and Informatics Ismail Cawidu said, the blocking is done after his side received a request from the National Agency for Combating Terrorism (BNPT).

“Initially the Ministry of Communications and Informatics has blocked 3 (three) sites, but BNPT reported again to block another 19 sites based on the letter No. 149/ K.BNPT/3/2015 on site/Website Radicals,” Ismail said as quoted from the site www.kominfo .go.id, on Tuesday (31/3).

Based on the request,  Ismail said, Ministry of Communications asked the organizers of the Internet service provider (ISP) to block 19 websites in accordance with the submitted BNPB as assessed the site/website mover radicalism and/or sympathizers radicalism.

  • 31 March 2015

Held in Jakarta on 20 April; 650 Participants Signed Up to Participate World Economic Forum


Coordinating Minister for Economic Sofyan Djalil

A total of 650 participants from 35 countries have submitted for confirmation to attend the World Economic Forum (WEF), which will be held in Jakarta, on next Monday (20/4).

“So far, the participation is very high. Up to this day have already signed up 650 participants from 35 countries who will come at the World Economic Forum,” said Coordinating Minister for Economy Sofyan Djalil after accompanying President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) received the Chairman of the World Economic Forum Dr. Philipp Rosler  in the President office, Jakarta, Monday (30/3).

  • 30 March 2015

Indonesian Embassy in Cairo Denies that Egypt Arrest Indonesian Students


Indonesian Embassy in Cairo Denies that Egypt Arrest Indonesian Students

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (Embassy) in Cairo denied the rumors that spread among the citizens of Indonesia (citizen) and social media, that the Egyptian security apparatus arrest some Indonesian students when conducted raids.

“Until now, there has been no reports of citizens who were arrested”, said coordinator Protocol and Consul Indonesian Embassy in Cairo, Nugroho Yuwono Aribhimo in Cairo on Sunday (29/3).

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al-Sisi, a week earlier conveyed security guarantee to the Indonesian students in Egypt, which amounts to more than 3,500 people, when he received the Special Envoy of the President of Joko Widodo, Alwi Shihab, on Sunday (22/3).