Batik a symbol of Indonesia’s soft power diplomacy: Marsudi

We all have the responsibility to become Indonesia’s batik ambassadors, including, of course, Indonesian diplomats. Jakarta  Batik is a symbol of Indonesia’s soft power diplomacy that has become more resilient and recognized by the world, Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi has said. It is for this reason that the Foreign Affairs Ministry will continue to present batik as Indonesia’s identity every chance it gets on the international stage, she remarked at the 2021 National Batik Day event, organized virtually on Saturday. “Today marks more than a decade of Indonesia’s diplomacy…

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Indonesia Pavilion may be turned into MSME exhibition center: Lutfi

Dubai, UEA  Trade Minister Muhammad Lutfi is mulling on turning the Indonesia Pavilion at the World Expo 2020 Dubai into a center to showcase MSME (micro, small, and medium enterprise) products after the expo ends. “We are offering the option, we are not limiting it, but we cannot decide yet,” Lutfi told ANTARA in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday. The minister said he will wait for the decision of the UAE government regarding the next steps for the venue of the World Expo 2020 after the event’s closing on March…

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Spectators go through four checkpoints to attend PON opening ceremony

Papua  Spectators joining the opening ceremony of the 20th National Sports Week (PON) at the Lukas Enembe Stadium, Papua Province, on Saturday had to go through four checkpoints. “To watch the opening ceremony, spectators must register online at tiket.com or the official website of the PON XX Papua ,” Irma Reyaan, a visitor, said. Reyaan registered for the opening ceremony on September 30, 2021 via tiket.com. The registration involved showing a full vaccination certificate and identity card, she said. After registration, Reyaan received an invitation letter that could be downloaded directly and exchanged…

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Residents enthusiastically await fireworks show at PON opening

(I am) very excited. I deliberately came at 3:30 p.m. WIT (Eastern Indonesian Standard Time) to watch the fireworks on Merah Youtefa BridgePapua  Residents of Holtekamp beach in Jayapura city, Papua, waited enthusiastically for the opening of the 20th National Sports Week (PON), which was slated to feature a fireworks display on the Merah Youtefa Bridge, on Saturday. “(I am) very excited. I deliberately came at 3:30 p.m. WIT (Eastern Indonesian Standard Time) to watch the fireworks on Merah Youtefa Bridge,” Tami, a visitor from Jayapura, said at Holtekamp beach.…

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Details of seven PON venues in Papua inaugurated by Jokowi

Our next duty is to maintain and use the venues well. Jakarta  President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) inaugurated seven venues of the 20th National Sports Week (PON) in Papua by signing inscriptions at the Papua Bangkit sport arena on Saturday. “Our next duty is to maintain and use the venues well. I do not want the facilities been built according to international standards by using an enormous budget to be deserted, unmaintained, and damaged,” he emphasized. The details of the venues are described below. 1. Istora Papua Bangkit Located in Harapan…

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VP asks Indonesian cooperatives to adapt to digital technology

Jakarta  Vice President Ma’ruf Amin has urged all cooperatives in Indonesia to adapt to digital technology to provide the best services to their members and the community. All stakeholders and players in the cooperatives sector in Indonesia should make efforts to transform the image of cooperatives into a more modern one, he said at the grand launching event of Nasari Digital via video conferencing from here on Saturday. “It is time for cooperatives to be able to adapt with environmental changes and do digital transformation; they must change the image…

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