07
August

Ambassador of Republic of Venezuela to Indonesia Gladys Francisca Urbaneja Duran is optimistic that the cooperation between Indonesia and Venezuela will continue to increase. It was said by the ambassador at the celebration of Venezuelan National Day, in Jakarta Monday (6/8). Ambassador Gladys said that the bilateral relations between the two countries that lasted for 59 years will be able to increase consolidation and strengthen the cooperative relations between the two countries.

 

"The diplomatic relation between Venezuela and Indonesia next 9th of October reaches its 59th anniversary. We are confident that this relationship will continue and consolidate the bilateral union and cooperation both. We congratulate this evening for the recent election to the Security Council for the period 2019-2020," Gladys Francisca Urbaneja Duran said.

Furthermore, in her remarks, Venezuelan Ambassador Gladys Francisca Urbaneja Duran conveyed the current conditions in Venezuela after the bombing of President Nicolas Maduro. He said Venezuela is currently facing the challenges of the rebels. According to her, the bombing was an attempt to thwart the ratification of economic regulations that will be launched on August 20. Gladys said the regulation was an effective step in efforts to overcome Venezuela's domestic crisis and would bring stability and prosperity to the Venezuelan people. She also invited the world to fight against terrorism together. (VOI/NDY/AHM)

07
August

Indonesia and Palestine sign the Implementing Agreement (IA) in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Granting of Preference for the elimination of import duties for dates and virgin olive oil from Palestine. The signing was made by the Indonesian Minister of Trade Enggartiasto Lukita and the Palestinian Ambassador to Indonesia Zuhair Al-Shun in Jakarta, Monday (6/8). After the signing, Enggartiasto said that currently Indonesia and Palestine are preparing a collaboration in the form of a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA).

The Minister of Trade of the Republic of Indonesia, Enggartiasto Lukita

 

"We have just signed a follow-up to the agreement that has been made between Indonesia and Palestine and this is a follow-up to the arrangement or the Implementing Agreement which will automatically be valid for one month from now and that is in accordance with the applicable provisions. Then in the previous discussion, both of usbasically have agreed to improve, prepare the PTA between Indonesia and Palestine," said Enggartiasto..

The Implementing Agreement (IA) document is a technical guide to the MoU for the elimination of zero percent import duties for dates and olive oil from Palestine to Indonesia. The signing of the document is a follow-up to the ratification of a memorandum of understanding between Indonesia and Palestine. According to Enggartiasto, the memorandum of understanding is a mandate from the establishment of instruments to facilitate exports from Palestine by eliminating import duties to Indonesia. This is also a form of Indonesian people's support for the Palestinians, especially in improving the economy of the Palestinian people. The memorandum of understanding for the elimination of Palestinian import duties for palm oil and olive oil into Indonesia were signed by Indonesian Minister of Trade Enggartiasto and Palestinian National Economic Minister Abeer Odeh on December 12, 2017. The signing was held during bilateral meetings between Indonesia and Palestine on the sidelines of the 11th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (VOI/Rezha/AHM)

07
August

PT Pelayaran Nasional Indonesia (Persero) or PELNI specifically prepares its fleet for the distribution of humanitarian aid to Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara from Surabaya, East Java. PT PELNI prepares Egon motorboats ship which are roll on-roll off (Ro-Ro) types capable of transporting passengers, vehicles and heavy equipment at once. PT PELNI provides free of charge service for sending the assistance by Egon Ship. This was conveyed by the Head of the Information and Public Relations Center of the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), Sutopo Purwo Nugroho in his press release on Monday (6/8) in Jakarta.

 

"Then PT PELNI has prepared a motorboat, Egon Ship as a means of transportation to send assistance from Surabaya to Lombok for free. Egon is a Ro-Ro type ship and can transport cars, heavy equipment and passengers," said Sutopo to the media.

Separately, the Secretariat Chief of PT PELNI, Ridwan Mandaliko, through a written statement, said that Egon Ship began to dock at the pier of Tanjung Perak Port, Surabaya on Tuesday (7/8) at 13.00 Western Indoensia Time (WIB) before departing for Lembar Harbor, Lombok at 18.00 local time on the same day. same. In addition to providing free ships for delivering humanitarian assistance, PT PELNI also sent humanitarian assistance in the form of basic necessities and medicines for Lombok earthquake victims. The bassistance is scheduled to be deposited on board of Egon Ship before being handed over to the West Nusa Tenggara Regional Disaster Management Agency, to be distributed to all earthquke victims. (VOI / Rezha/AHM)

07
August

Threats of tsunamis and major earthquakes in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, which are circulating on social media are certainly not true or hoaxes. Therefore, tourists and local residents on Gili Trawangan, Gili Air and Gili Mano do not need to panic and ask to be evacuated. The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) itself has stated that an earthquake with 7 Richter Scale that occurred on Sunday (5/8) was the main earthquake from the series of earthquakes that occurred since July 29, 2018. This was conveyed by the Head of Information and Public Relations Center (PR) ) National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) Sutopo Purwo Nugroho in his press statement in Jakarta, Monday (6/8).

 

"Because there was an issue that there would be a subsequent tsunami, there would be a bigger earthquake and the issue that the three islands had to be emptied. So the issue is incorrect. That is a hoax. So in this case the tourists in three islands and in Lombok do not have to leave Lombok and the three gili. We give freedom if we still want to extend. The condition is safe. Indonesian Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) has stated that the 7 Richter Scale earthquake that occurred yesterday was the main shock, the main earthquake from the previous series of earthquakes. From 6.4 on the Richter scale that occurred on July 29 to yesterday there were more than 527 aftershocks," Sutopo said..

Regarding handling efforts, Sutopo said the Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics Agency BNPB had sent 21 tons of logistical and equipment assistance to the earthquake victims in various districts and cities in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. Twenty one tons of logistical assistance consists of ready-to-eat food, medicines, equipment and clean water. Even so, Sutopo explained, the aid delivery was hampered by several things, such as damaged road access, lack of heavy equipment, and inadequate number of personnel. The agency said that the post-earthquake emergency period that hit Lombok is carried out until 11 August 2018. This emergency response period was an extension of the handling of the impact of the 6.4 on the Richter scale earthquake that occurred last 29 July, 2018. (VOI/Rezha/AHM)

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