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President Joko Widodo talks about maritime economy at APEC

VOI NEWS, 13:00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 11-11-2017

President Joko Widodo talked about maritime economy at APEC Business Advisory Council -ABAC 2017 meeting. Chairman of the ABAC, representing Indonesia, Anindya Bakrie said in Da Nang, Vietnam on  Friday that the maritime economy or the blue economy is very important. In addition to connectivity, the blue economy is able to not only reduce the shipping costs, but also create aqua culture that is growing. Anindya remarked that President Joko Widodo highlighted the problem of inequality and underlined that anything done in APEC after 2020 should highlight the gap and what must be done to overcome it. The 2017 APEC with the theme is "Creating New Dynamics, Building a Common Future" will focus on several issues, including sustainable economy, regional integration, strengthening the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises, climate change and agriculture. (Ant/Trans by Rhm)


UNESCO approves Indonesia’s proposal as CHEADSEA research center

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization -UNESCO endorsed the establishment of the center of category 2, the Center for Evolution, Adaptation and Human Spreading in Southeast Asia -CHEADSEA during one of the events at UNESCO's 39th General Assembly taking place until 14 November. Indonesia's Ambassador / Alternate Permanent to UNESCO, Fauzi Soelaiman said on Friday that the Center for Evolution, Adaptation and Human Spreading in Southeast Asia has been proposed by Indonesia since 2014, but it can only be approved this year. Director of Culture and Heritage Conservation of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Harry Widianto said that in the near future, the Indonesian government and Director-General of UNESCO will sign a cooperation agreement in establishing and managing the research center. The Center of Category 2 is a research center run at the expense of the proposing country, and its activities are in the proposing country under the supervision of UNESCO. (Ant/Trans by Rhm)


Indonesia elected as UNESCO`s Executive Board member

Indonesia was elected as a member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organizations –UNESCO’s Executive Board for the 2017-2021 term during the world body’s 39th general conference held in Paris, France on Wednesday. Directorate-General of Multilateral Cooperation of the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry noted in a press statement released on Thursday that Indonesia along with India, Japan, China, the Philippines, and Bangladesh has been elected as members of the UNESCO Executive Board for the 2017-2021 term for the Asia-Pacific group. During the closed election, Indonesia had gained 160 votes, placing it in third place. Among the seven candidates in the Asia-Pacific group, Japan took the lead, with 166 votes; followed by India, with 162 votes; Indonesia, with 160 votes; the Philippines, with 157 votes; China, with 155 votes; and Bangladesh, with 144 votes. (Ant)


Expert: Indonesia has potential to become leading coffee exporter

An expert on renewable energy, Associate Prof. Maizirwan Mel from International Islamic University Malaysia said that Indonesia has the chance to become a world coffee exporter, because its geographical condition is suited to coffee plantations. He stated at the Jember International Coffee Conference (JICC) on Thursday (Nov 9) that Indonesia`s geography and climate are very good for coffee plantation, and the fertile land is very wide. He is sure such good natural resources will produce coffee beans with high quality.In addition to good natural resources, Prof. Maizirwan added that Indonesia also has competent human resources who can support the growth of the coffee industry. He remarked that Indonesia is ranked fourth among the coffee producers in the world, below Vietnam and Colombia. (Ant)


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