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            [post_content] => Jakarta. Thursday (16/02) has marked 121 years of Indonesian presence in New Caledonia.

Indonesia's long history in the French territory on the South Pacific began in 1896, when 170 men arrived from Java to Orphelinat Bay in the territory's capital Noumea.

"When Indonesians came to New Caledonia, they worked hard and faced all kinds of challenges. Now, their descendants enjoy the fruits of the hard work, as they've been successful in the industry, economy, education and health care sectors," Mayor of Noumea Sonia Lagarde said.

She added that the Indonesian community has played an important role in the development of New Caledonia.

Laborers from Java came to New Caledonia following "Koeli Ordonantie" ordinance from 1880, which was meant to provide workforce on plantations administrated by the Dutch colonial government. France, which occupied New Caledonia, requested workers for coffee plantations and nickel mines.

The labor migrations continued until 1948, when the number of workers reached 19,500 people. When Indonesia gained independence, many of them returned to their homeland. Those who remained continued to live in the territory and  integrated with the local communities.

To commemorate the anniversary, New Caledonia's politicians and government officials participated a wreath-laying ceremony at the Vallon Du Gaz memorial.

The Association of Indonesian Descendants in New Caledonia held an additional commemoration in Paita, 30 kilometers from Noumea, which is home to the Indonesian diaspora.

"Even though most of the Indonesian descendants here can't speak Indonesian language, deep inside they still uphold Indonesian values that have been passed to them from their elders," said Thierry Timan, the association's chairman.

The arrival of Indonesians to New Caledonia has been observed annually since 1996.

"Hopefully, the young members of the diaspora will be motivated to proceed with the spirit of the generations before them and will play an active role in supporting the relations between Indonesia and New Caledonia," Indonesian Consul General in Noumea, Widyarka Ryananta, said in a statement.

According to Widyarka, there are nearly  7,000 Indonesian descendants in the territory. Most of them cannot speak Indonesian, but are fluent in Javanese.

New Caledonia has a population of 268,767.
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            [post_content] => Jakarta. Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said the Mikta initiative should be an example of successful multilateral cooperation to address various transnational challenges.

Mikta is an informal partnership between Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia, established during the 68th sitting of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2013.

Meeting on the sidelines of the G20 meeting in Bonn, Germany, this week, the foreign ministers of Mikta member countries discussed the current global and regional situations, as well as its work program for 2017.

During the meeting, Mikta's current chair Turkey presented the partnership's seven priority programs for this year, which include the fight against terrorism, gender equality, good governance and democracy.

In a statement received by Jakarta Globe on Friday (17/02), Retno was quoted as saying that Indonesia supports these priority programs. She stressed the importance of Mikta in pushing for multilateral cooperation on the seven priority programs.

The ministers expressed their collective concern over the lack of international cooperation to address a variety of issues the world currently faces. They further stated that there has been an increase in "inward-looking" policies.

Retno spoke about recent developments in Myanmar's Rakhine State, emphasizing the complex issues facing that country's government and the need for the international community to provide support and assistance to ensure regional stability and security.

"Indonesia has shown a commitment to help the government of Myanmar in Rakhine State and working together with several nongovernmental organizations," Retno said.

Indonesia's constructive engagement with Myanmar was well-received among the Mikta foreign ministers.
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            [post_content] => Jakarta. Indonesia was among 70 countries that attended the International Peace Conference in Paris on Sunday (15/01). The Indonesian delegation was led by Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister A.M. Fachir, who used the opportunity to state Indonesia's support for a two-state solution to end the Palestine-Israel conflict and realize peace in the Middle East.

"The Palestine-Israel conflict has gone on too long. It’s time for the international community to take concrete steps to realize peace in the Middle East through a two-state solution," Fachir said.

Fachir stressed that peace in the Middle East can only be achieved if the core problems — illegal settlement, Palestinian refugees, the Jerusalem city state, border status, security and water — are addressed effectively.

Fachir said that the Indonesian government welcomes the adoption of the United Nations Security Council's Resolution 2334 on illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine issued on Dec. 23.

"Indonesia will always help the people of Palestine with political and humanitarian support, as well as capacity building," Fachir said, adding that Indonesia's position in this issue adheres to its constitution and is part of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo’s priority programs.

Under Jokowi's leadership, Indonesia has opened an honorary consulate in Ramallah to expedite diplomatic efforts to help Palestine earn its full sovereignty.

Humanitarian organizations in Indonesia also regularly send food, clothes, medicines, humanitarian workers to Palestine and have even built a fully-functional hospital in the Gaza strip to help the Palestinians.

The International Peace Conference in Paris had three primary agendas: to offer peace incentives for both parties, capacity building for Palestine and to promote civil dialogue between the two countries.

The conference was a follow-up to a ministerial meeting held in Paris on June 3 last year which resulted in a joint declaration to take necessary steps to achieve a two-state solution where Palestine and Israel can live side by side peacefully.
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            [post_content] => Jakarta. Indonesia's diplomacy will continue to contribute to a peaceful and more prosperous world with shared benefits for all, Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said Tuesday (10/01).

Speaking at her annual press address, Retno touched on the country's diplomatic outlook for the year ahead. She touched on strengthening contributions to Asean, optimizing support for a non-permanent member seat on the United Nations Security Council, settling maritime and land boundaries and prioritizing counter-terror efforts through the Jakarta Center for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC).

The country will focus on establishing lasting territorial boundaries with Timor Leste and Malaysia.

“[Indonesia is] intensifying development, trade and investment cooperation with potential markets, especially with countries in Africa and Latin America,” Retno said.

Indonesia will host the Indian Ocean Rim Association Summit as well as regional consultation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty Prepcom in March.

The minister also reflected on regional uncertainties, conflicts and threats, while reassuring that Indonesian diplomacy has worked to advance the national interest and contribute to peace and stability.

Retno encouraged increased international cooperation in order to improve stability, peace and welfare of the world.

“None of us can afford to have an unstable and non-peaceful world,” Retno said.

She also confirmed Indonesia's unwavering position on South China Sea, with the country's maritime borders overlapping only with Malaysia and Vietnam.

“A Continental Shelf delimitation with the two countries has been concluded, while exclusive economic zone is currently being negotiated,” Retno said.

She added that Indonesia believes resolving boundaries with neighboring states will prove that “overlapping claims can be resolved peacefully.”

Retno also emphasized on Indonesia’s push for the early conclusion of the Code of Conduct between Asean and China to ensure peace and stability in the South China Sea.

She also tipped Palestine as a major diplomatic focus, with a target of achieving the 4000 Peacekeepers Vision by 2019, committing to Palestinian Independence, reinforcing the Bali Democracy Forum on its tenth anniversary and protecting Indonesian nationals around the world.

“This year’s agenda will be dynamic and will rise to the challenges ahead,” Retno said in her statement’s conclusion.
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Jakarta. The world, lacerated by war, terrorism and the emerging threat of climate change, has witnessed a tumultuous series of events from across the globe from the beginning of 2016. In the era of globalization, what happens across the world almost immediately affects others in tremendous ways. As a result, we continue to learn how our interconnected world provides us with opportunities to improve the lives of others across the world.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo met with foreign leaders during official state visits throughout the year. This included a meeting with President Park Geun-Hye during a state visit to South Korea in May, and a bilateral meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi prior to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit.

In April, Jokowi was welcomed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin where they held fruitful discussions on education and improving relations between Indonesia and Germany.

Indonesia also hosted several leaders in 2016, including Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte for his first state visit to Indonesia in September, when the two leaders discussed the war on drugs in their respective countries, among other issues.

Jokowi also met with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the State Palace in November, where they discussed working together to improve trade and investment relations, boost the countries’ respective economies and infrastructure, and commit to better environmental, maritime and water management practices.

A bilateral meeting with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was held in Jakarta in August, where the two Asian leaders had discussions focused on anti-terrorism and exporting Indonesian-made train carriages to Sri Lanka.

Towards the end of this year, Indonesia took concrete steps in matters regarding foreign affairs: from the country’s readiness to provide assistance amidst rising tensions in Myanmar's Rakhine State to its ratification of the Paris Agreement in an effort to combat climate change.

This year has offered a glimpse of Indonesia's efforts to maintain regional security, promote bilateral partnerships and multilateral support while aiming for sustainable development and making important progress for the benefit of not only Indonesia, but also the international community as a whole.

Paris Agreement

Indonesia ratified the Paris Agreement in October after receiving approval from the House of Representatives.

The country is one of the world’s largest carbon emitters, slightly behind the United States and China. According to the report "Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research 2014," Indonesia released 0.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide in 2013 alone.

The ratification of the Paris Agreement marks a major milestone in Indonesia’s efforts to combat climate change, and has become proof of its commitment to sustainable development in the progress towards the global 2030 agenda.

Indonesia has even formed a special unit that reports directly to the president on ways to tackle carbon emissions in the country. Promoting a green economy and several other new policies, such as renovating public parks to absorb carbon and the green building policy, has shown that the government is willing to take active steps to reduce carbon emissions.

Strengthening partnerships

Indonesia has continued to take an active role in strengthening its partnerships with other countries throughout 2016, with several notable highlights.

In November, Indonesia became the first country in the world to participate in the European Union Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade, or FLEGT, action plan – part of EU's initiative against illegal logging – and now enjoys enhanced access to the European market with its legal timber trade.

The country also made a deal in education with Germany in April, particularly in vocational education, when President Jokowi made a visit to Berlin.

Jokowi’s recent state visits to India and Iran were part of the government’s efforts to increase partnerships in trade, investment and energy. Additionally, through a multilateral maritime innovation event, Indonesia has cooperated with Denmark and Norway to improve its fishing industry and make it more environmentally friendly.

"Partnership is key in a networked world, no country can stand on its own," Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi said in her speech delivered at a meeting between Indonesia and an EU joint committee in Brussels, Belgium, in November.

Counterterrorism

"Indonesia has made great strides in dealing with violent extremism. It enjoys global recognition on deradicalization of individuals, which is something other parts of the world can learn from," United Nations Counter-Terrorism Center director Jehangir Khan said during a press briefing in Jakarta in November.

Indonesia’s counterterrorism policy, which has a focus on tolerance, has garnered praise from the international community. Indonesia has an interesting and unique spotlight as a country with the largest Muslim population, and promotes a brand of religious pluralism that tackles terrorism and global security challenges head on.

Such efforts are witnessed through Retno's lead in an Asean-EU partnership discussion on facing global security challenges in October. The minister has been promoting the importance of interfaith dialogue in her meetings with other foreign ministers.

Rohingya crisis

Through aid and capacity-building assistance, Indonesia took an active role in addressing the humanitarian crisis involving Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State.

Retno met with Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi earlier this month to discuss the escalating tension in the region and has progressed with a multilateral discussion with Asean’s foreign ministers, which the association’s members agreed to take action to stabilize Rakhine State.

Retno visited the Kutupalong refugee camp in Rakhine, Myanmar, to get a firsthand impression of the situation and condition of the refugees in the Bangladesh-Myanmar border area. She was the first minister to visit the camp since tension rose in Rakhine State on Oct. 9.

The minister’s efforts to resolve the situation is of great importance not only for the region’s stability, but also for the future of regional cooperation in Asean and the role that Indonesia plays in it.

Memberships in international organizations

Indonesia began to review its memberships in international organizations on Jokowi’s order. The move is likely to benefit the country as it allows for greater focus on more relevant issues and to avoid overlapping across international organizations.

As Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir said, the review will be conducted based on how Indonesia can benefit from the international memberships, and what we can contribute to the international community through those organizations.

Retno led a campaign for a temporary membership in the UN Security Council in November, which presents a hopeful outlook that will likely improve the country’s standing in global politics.

The rise and fall of world leaders In November 2016, Donald Trump shook the world by winning the US presidential election against Hillary Clinton. An unexpected turnout, the results of the 2016 US election will likely affect international relations in the next year, as uncertainties continue to rise as US President-elect Donald Trump gets closer to take office on Jan. 20. Trump's various controversial statements during campaign has caused a big stir in nations across the globe, including Indonesia. Trump's victory is a turning point as the global economy shifts. This year also saw an attempted coup to overthrow Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in July, who condemned the attempt as an attack on democracy. The coup has also affected some education institutions in Indonesia which have allegedly received funding from Fethullah Gulen, a group that Erdogan has accused of standing behind the coup. Erdogan personally asked Jokowi's administration to shut down nine schools — mostly bilingual school across the archipelago that he believes is backed by Gulen. As Erdogan survived the coup, and quickly purged Turkey of threats to his rule, allegations of several school in Indonesia began to fade away from the spotlight. Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej passed away in October, after having served as the longest head of state for 70 years. His deep popularity among the people of Thailand ignited a profound grieving period among the citizens for the loss of their beloved leader. He has been a prominent figure who constantly supported Southeast Asia's policies through thick and thin. News headlines have had a particularly busy year with their frequent mentions of Duterte, who assumed his presidency in July. Since he took office, Duterte has been openly determined to forge closer ties with China and made shocking comments on foreign leaders. The unexpected move from Duterte to oppose its long-time ally, the US, has made the first Visayan president gain more traction and bargaining power in the international community. Duterte has also drawn criticism for his infamous war on drugs, to which 6,000 drugs pushers had been killed according to Reuters. This extrajudicial policy of his, has made the UN Human Rights Commission react firmly despite the Filipino people's support over Duterte's no-nonsense policies.
[post_title] => Indonesia's Foreign Affairs in 2016: Strengthening Partnerships and Combating Terrorism, Climate Change [post_excerpt] => The world, lacerated by war, terrorism and the emerging threat of climate change, has witnessed a tumultuous series of events from across the globe from the beginning of 2016. In the era of globalization, what happens across the world almost immediately affects others in tremendous ways. As a result, we continue to learn how our interconnected world provides us with opportunities to improve the lives of others across the world. 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Here's a review on Indonesia's foreign affairs. 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Foreign Ministry spokesman Arrmanatha Nasir said that Indonesia highly respects Romania's internal affairs, and will welcome any candidate who is eventually appointed. "As a country active in promoting gender equality, we will be happy to see Romania led by a leader who is both a woman and a professional capable of leading the country and bringing prosperity to the people of Romania," Arrmanatha said on Friday (23/12).   [post_title] => Foreign Ministry Welcomes Nomination of Muslim Woman as Romania's PM [post_excerpt] => The Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has welcomed the nomination of Sevil Shhaideh as Romania's prime minister. 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Nuning, as the expert is called, also said that the fading role of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or Asean, in confronting and balancing the interests of superpower nations in Southeast Asia has posed a new threat to regional stability. "Indonesia, as a non-claimant state in the South China Sea dispute, should be able to play the role of an arbiter in the region," she said in Jakarta on Friday (21/10). While in the past Indonesia was able to stick to a "centralist" position in Asean through its huttle diplomacy, now the public expects Jokowi and Kalla to show more leadership. The two leaders have to show that Indonesia does not just play second fiddle to the superpowers, she said. Nuning added that terrorism should not be seen as an ideological threat only, but also as a sign that there is still some social imbalance that the government has to address. "Ideology can be used to mobilize the masses, to win the sympathy of people marginalized by the system. The terrorists' ideology is no more than a product of social imbalance," Nuning said.  Nuning was a former member of the House of Representatives' Commission I, which oversees intelligence and defense. According to her, the government should also keep abreast of potential defense issues in the region, such as the crowning of Prince Vajiralongkorn as Thailand's new king or Philippine president Duterte's recent backflip to side with China and draw away from the United States. "They also need to start mapping out the advantages and disadvantages of a Hillary Clinton or a Donald Trump win in the US election. Whoever wins, it will affect our security development in different ways," Nuning said. [post_title] => Jokowi-Kalla Good at Home, Not So Good at Foreign Affairs: Defense Analyst [post_excerpt] => Susaningtyas N.H. Kertopati, an intelligence and defense observer, said that while there have been numerous improvements under President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla, such as infrastructure developments, eradication of narcotics and extortion, foreign affairs need improvement. 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Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, who was also at the meeting, said that both leaders agreed to enhance anti-terrorism and anti-extremism efforts. “With every discussion on countering extremism, radicalism and terrorism, Indonesia is always at the forefront to [foster] partnerships, being the largest Muslim country in the world and at the same being tolerant and capable of practicing moderate Islam,” Retno said in a statement. Transportation Jokowi also personally addressed the media saying that he had offered to export Indonesian-made train wagons to Sri Lanka, adding that Indonesia is already currently exporting its products to Bangladesh through state-owned train manufacturer, Industri Kereta Api (INKA). “We are sending train wagons from INKA to Bangladesh. Now, we have pitched the idea to Sri Lankan [officials], requesting that Prime Minister Ranil give attention to Indonesian products and he seems to have given the green light,” Jokowi said. The president said this marks the first step in Indonesia’s efforts to penetrate potential foreign markets in exporting Indonesian goods, with the hope to penetrate larger markets in the future. “We are in a position to study several potential countries [to export Indonesian goods], but we have never penetrated their markets, and this is what we have begun to do,” Jokowi explained. In May this year, Jokowi met with Sri Lankan President, Maithripala Sirisena, during a work visit to Japan, where Jokowi discussed Indonesia’s interest to participate in Sri Lanka’s economic development, with particular interest in Sri Lanka procuring Indonesian-made train carriages.   [post_title] => Jokowi and Sri Lankan PM Discuss Anti-Terrorism, Procuring Indonesian Goods [post_excerpt] => President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo met with Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in an effort to strengthen Indonesia's bilateral partnership with Sri Lanka, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta on Wednesday (03/08). 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President Joko Widodo has hosted Princess of Belgium at the State Palace to discuss economic relationship between the two nations.

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