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Monday, November 14, 2022

Biden congratulates Indonesia on successful G20

Biden congratulates Indonesia on successful G20
Biden congratulates Indonesia on successful G20.
Jakarta - United States President Joe Biden, during a meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in Bali on Monday, congratulated Indonesia on a successful G20 and its presidency of the grouping.

President Biden congratulated Indonesia on a successful G20 and G20 Presidency, the US Embassy in Jakarta informed in a statement issued on Monday.

During the meeting, President Biden underscored the importance of the US-Indonesia Strategic Partnership and the two leaders discussed ways to strengthen it.

The US President also expressed support for Indonesia’s leadership in the Indo-Pacific as the world’s third-largest democracy and a strong proponent of the international rules-based order.

The two leaders also discussed Indonesia’s upcoming chairmanship of ASEAN in 2023, with President Biden reiterating the United States’ commitment to ASEAN centrality and support for the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific.

During the meeting, President Widodo expressed appreciation for President Biden's joining the G20 Summit in Indonesia.

"President Biden, welcome to Bali. I appreciate your presence at the G20 Summit," Widodo said.

He also expressed the hope that the G20 Summit would produce concrete cooperation.

"I hope that this G20 Summit will be able to produce concrete cooperation that can help the world in the global economic recovery process," he said.

The Indonesian government is hoping for flexibility from all participating countries so that concrete commitments can be achieved from the G20 Summit.

Pewarta : Yuni Arisandy Sinaga/Antara
Editor : Yakop

German Chancellor attends G20 Summit to boost international order

German Chancellor attends G20 Summit to boost international order
German Chancellor attends G20 Summit to boost international order.
Jakarta - German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is travelling to Indonesia to attend the G20 Summit and to some other Southeast Asian countries to strengthen international order and trade relations.

Chancellor Scholz departed on a trip to Southeast Asia on Saturday (November 12), the German Embassy in Jakarta noted in a statement on Monday.

One of the main agendas of the German Chancellor's visit is his participation in the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia, preceded by stops in Vietnam and Singapore.

During his visit to Southeast Asia, Scholz will hold talks that focus on promoting free and open rules-based trade with Asia and strengthen global order and stability.

"The four-day trip is taking place in light of Germany's increased engagement in the Indo-Pacific region," the German Embassy stated.

Chancellor Scholz is expected to arrive in Bali on Monday evening. The two-day G20 summit will then commence on Tuesday under the theme of the Indonesian G20 Presidency: "Recover Together, Recover Stronger".

In a total of three working sessions, the heads of state and government of the G20 members will exchange views on the key issues of global food security, sustainable energy transition, global health architecture, and digital transformation.

Prior to the trip to Bali, the German Chancellor will have his first stopover in Hanoi to meet with Vietnamese government representatives and hold a business roundtable on Sunday (November 13).

In his second stopover in Singapore, Scholz participates in the 17th Asia-Pacific Conference of German Business (APK) taking place on November 13-14 in Singapore.

Chancellor Scholz will travel back to Berlin on Wednesday evening (November 16).

Pewarta : Yuni Arisandy Sinaga/Antara
Editor : Yakop

Thursday, October 27, 2022

US Sends More Vaccines To Boost Indonesia's COVID Vaccination Drive

US Sends More Vaccines To Boost Indonesia's COVID Vaccination Drive
US Sends More Vaccines To Boost Indonesia's COVID Vaccination Drive.
Jakarta - The United States this week shipped more than five million doses of donated Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to boost the vaccination drive against the novel coronavirus disease in Indonesia.

With the latest shipment, the United States had so far donated a total of 40.8 million doses to Indonesia and more than 620 million vaccines to more than 120 countries in each region of the world, the US Embassy in Jakarta said in a statement released on Thursday.

"I congratulate the Indonesian government on successfully fully vaccinating 73 percent of its population with COVID-19 vaccine," the United States Ambassador to Indonesia, Sung Y. Kim, said.

The new shipment demonstrates the United States’ continued commitment to meet President Joe Biden’s pledge to donate 1.2 billion doses of safe and effective vaccines worldwide, according to the embassy's statement.

"This new delivery of safe and effective vaccine doses will help Indonesia to continue pursuing higher vaccine and booster coverage," Ambassador Kim said.

"The United States remains committed to our strategic partnership with Indonesia to achieve sustained economic growth and development goals," he added.

Since the onset of the pandemic, the US government has provided more than US$77 million to support Indonesia’s COVID-19 response.

Besides, through the US Agency for International Development (USAID), the United States has assisted more than 840 thousand frontline healthcare workers and strengthened almost two thousand hospitals, clinics, and laboratories, the US Embassy informed.

"The United States is committed to partnering with the government and people of Indonesia to save lives while making a strong economic recovery and securing decades of development progress that was harmed by the pandemic," the embassy said.

Pewarta : Yuni Arisandy Sinaga/Antara
Editor : Yakop

Myanmar concert attack serious breach of humanitarian law: EU

Myanmar concert attack serious breach of humanitarian law: EU
Myanmar concert attack serious breach of humanitarian law: EU.
Jakarta - The European Union (EU) has described the recent air strike at an outdoor concert in Myanmar as a serious violation of international humanitarian law.

"It seems to me that this attack on the concert, which is a civilian target, is a serious breach of international humanitarian law," the European Union's Special Representative for Human Rights, Eamon Gilmore, said at a press conference here on Wednesday.

The attack in Kachin state, Myanmar, is a serious breach that demands the Myanmar military be held to account, he added.

"This was particularly brutal action for which the Myanmar military are responsible," he said.

The EU has been supporting ASEAN mediation efforts, while a special EU envoy from Myanmar has also been appointed to closely monitor developments related to the humanitarian situation in the country, he added.

Gilmore made the statement after the 4th ASEAN-EU Policy Dialogue on Human Rights, which was held from October 24–26, 2022, at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta.

He also met with representatives from a number of human rights institutions in Indonesia as well as several officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights.

During the meeting, Gilmore underlined Indonesia's important role on the international stage, both as the President of the G20 in 2022 and chair of the ASEAN in 2023.

"We discussed a number of areas, one of which is again the importance of continuing with the human rights dialogue that we have with Indonesia, where we discuss human rights issues in Indonesia, in Europe, but also some international issues which are of mutual interest to us," he said.

Oleh : Katriana/Antara
Editor : Yakop

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Iranian Embassy Denies Allegations Of Violence Against Mahsa Amini

Iranian Embassy Denies Allegations Of Violence Against Mahsa Amini
Iranian Embassy Denies Allegations Of Violence Against Mahsa Amini.
Jakarta - The Iranian Embassy in Indonesia on Wednesday denied allegations that Mahsa Amini died due to violence committed by the Guidance Patrol, Iran’s morality police, dismissing them as Western and Zionist propaganda.

According to the Iranian Forensic Medicine Organization, Amini died due to cerebral hypoxia, sudden cardiac rhythm disturbance, decreased blood pressure, blood loss, loss of consciousness, and lack of oxygen to the brain.

"We recently often read (about) the developments in the case of Mahsa Amini's death," Iranian Ambassador to Indonesia, Mohammad Khoush Heikal Azad, said at his residence here on Wednesday.

"Thus, we decided to hold a press briefing with all of you to talk about this development," he added.

The tragedy unfolded when Amini was found flouting the hijab regulation and was detained by the Guidance Patrol. She died in the patrol's custody.

When Amini died, several government officials, including the supreme leader, the president, and the head of the supreme court coordinated to investigate the cause of her death, a process which took about a month.

Before the investigation began, various discourses on social media and Western mainstream media brought up the idea that Amini died due to abuse, he noted.

Moreover, the disorder that occurred in the wake of Amini's death was dubbed as a protest for freedom and human rights, he remarked.

However, he said that this description was utilized by the West and Zionist Israel to undermine the current Iranian government, which emerged after the Islamic Revolution.

This undermining of the Iranian government was also reflected in the one-sided sanction imposed by the West. Sanctions, as the UN has informed, have serious repercussions on a country's citizens, he said.

In addition, the ambassador called Western criticism a form of double standard given the various atrocities committed by the West.

Azad said he expects the Indonesian media to maintain objectivity and present various viewpoints while letting the readers be the final arbitrators regarding the Amini case.

Oleh : Fadhli Ruhman) Antara
Editor : Yakop