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President Joko Widodo holds bilateral meeting with Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo

VOI NEWS 16.5.2017  11:00 LOCAL TIME GMT+7                

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has held a bilateral meeting with Polish Prime Minister, Beata Szydlo in Beijing, China recently to discuss steps to enhance economic cooperation between the two countries. President Joko Widodo remarked during the meeting with PM. Szydlo that he hopes the bilateral meeting would strengthen cooperation between Indonesia and Poland in the economy and maritime sectors. President Joko Widodo views that the economic cooperation between the two countries has immense potential to be developed further. In the meantime, Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister, Retno Marsudi also said the bilateral meeting between the Indonesian president and Polish prime minister was the first of its kind. Minister Retno remarked that an interesting aspect that Indonesia can see regarding the development of cooperation between Indonesia and Poland is a significant increase in the number of Polish tourists visiting Indonesia last year. Minister Retno also pointed out that Polish tourist arrivals to Indonesia had increased by 42 percent last year, and it should be supported by an increase in the frequency of direct flights on the Jakarta-Warsaw-Jakarta route in addition to the Warsaw-Denpasar-Warsaw route. (Ant)


China remains Indonesia`s biggest non-oil importer

The Central Statistics Agency -BPS recorded that most of Indonesia's non-oil and gas exports are still going to China, the United States and India. The export share to the three destination countries reached 33.76 percent, reaching an amount of $16.51 billion dollars from January to April this year. BPS Chief, Suhariyanto said in Jakarta on Monday (May 15th) that non-oil/gas exports value to China from January to April was the biggest reaching $6.26 billion dollars or 12.81 percent. The US follows with $5.65 billion or 11.55 percent and India with $4.60 billion dollars or 9.4 percentPreviously, the BPS recorded that Indonesia's export in April fell 10.30 percent compared to March. In April, Indonesia's export value was only $13.17 billion dollars, down from March's US$14.68 billion. (Tempo)


IDX President: Capital market currently safe from Ransomware

Indonesia Stock Exchange –IDX President Director, Tito Sulistio said that the domestic capital market has not been affected by the massive global cyber-attack in the form of ransomware or WannaCry Malware. He said on Monday (May 15th) that every morning at 7 a.m., the IDX conducts a routine systems check that he personally monitors. Tito added that the Indonesian capital market is secured with layers of defense systems, and has adopted the technology used by Nasdaq. He also explained that the IDX online system checks are routinely conducted every morning, even before the ransomware spreads across the world. Tito explained that IDX’s security system is the JATS-NextG (Jakarta Automated Trading System Next Generation) from Nasdaq and IDX’s has adopted this system for a long time. (Tempo)


First Indonesian woman minister visits Afghanistan

Indonesian Women Empowerment and Child Protection Minister, Yohana Yembise is the first Indonesian woman minister to visit Afghanistan. Indonesian Ambassador to Afghanistan, Arief stated in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday that Minister Yohana is on a visit to forge bilateral cooperation in the field of women empowerment in Afghanistan. Arief affirmed that women empowerment in Afghanistan is a prime issue for the Indonesian Embassy in Afghanistan, Afghan government, the European Union, and the United Nations, and thus, the visit of Minister Yohana holds great significance for the relations between Indonesia and Afghanistan. In addition, Ambassador Arief also remarked that the Indonesian woman minister’s visit to Afghanistan was the first of its kind after the Taliban regime ended.  Arief added that Minister  Yohana Yembise’s visit to Afghanistan was a monumental event in the spirit of boosting bilateral relations between the two countries. (Antara)


Vice President Jusuf Kalla celebrates 75th birthday

Vice President Jusuf Kalla turned 75 on Monday (May 15th). He celebrated his birthday by hosting a party at his official resident on Jalan Diponegoro, Central Jakarta. He also asked reporters to join with him and eat together. The party offered various foods, from Nasi Tumpeng (cone-shaped rice) to kebuli rice to chicken noodle to Soto. Those who attended the party were Jusuf Kalla’s family, former Golkar Party chairman, Aburizal Bakrie, Communication and Informatics Minister, Rudiantara, former industry minister, Saleh Husin, incoming Jakarta governor and deputy governor Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno. Vice President Jusuf Kalla also launched a book titled #JK75: Cerita tentang Kalla. The book, which was written by the Vice Presidential Palace reporters, contains feature articles of Jusuf Kalla. (Tempo)

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