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  • 18 February 2015
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Although theTime is Very Short, President Jokowi Asks the 60th Commemoration of Asian-African Conference Well Prepared

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President Jokowi entered the meeting room in order to lead the preparatory meeting of the 60th Commemoration of KAA, in Bogor Palace,  Tuesday (17/2)

Although preparation time for implementation of the event only 6 (six) weeks, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) asks that the implementation of the 60th Commemoration of the Asian-African Conference (KAA)”, and the 10th Commemoration of the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership (NAASP) well prepared.

“I think there is still enough time for us to prepare well,” the Head of State said.

Present in the meeting, among others, Minister of State Secretary, Pratikno; Cabinet Secretary, Andi Wijayanto; Chief of Presidential Staff, Luhut B. Pandjaitan; and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, AM. Fachir.

  • 17 February 2015
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President: Let’s Build Good Communication, Don’t Tell “No Comment!”

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Coordinating Minister for Economic, Sofyan Djalil

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) asks the ministers to establish good communication with the media, and avoid the answer “no comment”. The President also asked the ministers not to issue regulations, or circular letter without prior coordination with the relevant parties.

“President Jokowi deliver the message that the regulations issued by ministers must be coordinated in advance.”Ministers are not allowed to issue its own regulations. Suitable for a ministry, but the impact is less suited to other ministries”, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Sofyan Djalil said, after attending the meeting at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, on Monday (16/2).

  • 17 February 2015
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President Jokowi Invites All Ministers to Evaluate First 100 Days of Government

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President Jokowi accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla lead Plenary Cabinet Meeting in Bogor Palace, West Java, on Monday (16/2) night

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, inviting the entire Work Cabinet Ministers to attend the Plenary Cabinet Session, which was held at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, on Monday (16/2) night.

When giving an introduction, President Jokowi said that the meeting was intended to discuss the first 100 days or three months of his government, both in the process of working, as well as in the consolidation process of the organization.

“In the evening we will be evaluating a bit, and also some things that are also related with the governance structure and relationship, ranging from the President, Vice President, Coordinating Minister etc., to the Ministers, Governors, Regents/Mayors, and others,” President Jokowi said.

  • 17 February 2015
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The Government Still Expects to Obtain Visits of 1.2 Million Australian Tourists

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Minister of Tourism Arief Yahya answering reporters’ questions after limited meeting, at Bogor Palace, on Monday (16/2)

Although there is the tendency of strained relations between the two countries, related to Indonesian government’s decision will still execute death row inmates of narcotics and drugs (Narkoba), included against two Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the Indonesian government through the Ministry of Tourism still expect target of 1, 2 million tourists visit from the land of kangaroos could be achieved.

“No correction target of cooperation with Australian although perceived that the people relations between the two countries are not so good,” Minister for Tourism Ariel Yahya said  after attending a limited cabinet meeting chaired by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), in Bogor Palace, West Java, on Monday (16 / 2).

  • 16 February 2015
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Dead Execution Protested by the UN and Australia, Vice President: We Hold on the Law

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Vice President (VP), Jusuf Kalla

Although, protested by a number of leaders from friendly countries whose their citizens are in the list to be executed, including the protests from the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) Ban Ki-moon, the government confirmed that will keep to execute for death row inmates of narcotics and drugs (Narkoba).

Vice President (VP) Jusuf Kalla said that the Attorney General HM. Prasetyo remains, will carry out executions of death row inmates of narcotics and drugs (Narkoba), including against the two Australians, namely Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

  • 16 February 2015
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Freeport Agree to Build Smelter in Timika, Papua

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Freeport Agree to Build Smelter in Timika, Papua

Government of Indonesia and PT Freeport Indonesia agreed to the construction of processing and refining plant (smelter) in Papua, which is located in the industrial area of Timika.

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Sudirman Said during a visit to Timika, Sunday (15/2), said that the agreement of purification plant construction in Papua is an integral part of national smelter development programs.

“We build national capacity and will soon set up a national study team,” said Sudirman when reading the results of the deal to reporters.

  • 16 February 2015
  • 6001 Views

Strengthen the Friendship Relations, Deputy Foreign Minister of North Korea Visit Indonesia

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Deputy Foreign Minister of North Korea Ri Kil Song meets Deputy Foreign Minister RI AM. Fachir, in Jakarta, Friday (13/2)

Deputy Foreign Minister of North Korea/Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Ri Kil Song has visited Indonesia on 12 to 15 February 2015 to strengthen the relations of friendship of Indonesia – the DPRK that has been tied since a long time.

While in Indonesia, the DPRK Deputy Foreign Minister had a meeting with officials in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and paid a courtesy call to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs AM. Fachir, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office, Jakarta, on Friday (13/2).

“The meeting to discuss the efforts to improve bilateral relations the two countries, among others, through the celebration of the 50th Kimilsungia flower in 2015,” Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman said as uploaded on the site www.kemlu.go.id.

  • 13 February 2015
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The Embassy of Indonesia Appealed to Indonesian Citizens in Australia to Increase Vigilance

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The Embassy of Indonesia Appealed to Indonesian Citizens in Australia to Increase Vigilance

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (KBRI) in Australia, Friday (13/2), issued an appeal to the citizen and the Indonesian Diaspora in Australia to increase in awareness regarding the situation lately.

Although not specifically mention what is meant by the situation lately, one thing that underlies the appeal is due in the near future two Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran be executed in Indonesia.

In recent weeks, the news about the case of Chan and Sukumaran adorn many Australian media especially with regard to the possibility that they will be executed.

  • 13 February 2015
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President Jokowi: Greece Moves, Weakening of Rupiah Happen

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President Jokowi provide guidance in meeting with Regent / Mayor from Java and Maluku, in Bogor, West Java, on Friday (13/2)

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said, the issues related to the state and nation in the future should be managed jointly by the central government, provincial, until the regents, and mayors, so that the line is clear.

“What will we do also clear,” President Jokowi said when giving directives in a meeting with Regent/Mayor of Java and Maluku regions, in Bogor, West Java, on Friday (13/2) morning.

According to the Head of State, now is the movement in each country, the growth in each country always affects other countries as recently occurred.

  • 13 February 2015
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Overcoming the Constraints of Infrastructure Development, Government Will Form the Land Bank

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Overcoming the Constraints of Infrastructure Development, Government Will Form the Land Bank

The Government recognizes, until now, the problem of land acquisition remains a main obstacle in the development of infrastructure in Indonesia. To overcome this problem, the government discourse for the establishment of the land bank in Indonesia.

Minister of Finance, Bambang P.S. Brodjonegoro said, the establishment of land bank is needs to be done immediately to improve the government’s sovereignty and ensure the development of infrastructure projects can be run properly.

With the land bank, Bambang said, later, the institution will make the purchase of land before infrastructure development projects begins.