Yohanes Maharso Joharsoyo, Jakarta – The Indonesian Palm Oil Association (IPOA, locally known as GAPKI) recorded a 29.9 percent surge in processed palm oil export in September to 2,693
Foreign Affairs & Trade
November 22, 2023
Jakarta – The National Awakening Party (PKB) has appealed for peace and humanitarian action to end the conflict in the Middle East triggered by the Israel-Hamas war.
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi recently told her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov that Israel should not justify murdering civilians in Gaza as "self-defe
November 21, 2023
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesian palm oil exports to China and India are facing a decline, according to data from the industry association released on Tuesday.
November 20, 2023
Jakarta – Much has been made of the failure to achieve a breakthrough in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) negotiations held during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
Yashinta D, Tegar Nurfitra, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) stated on Monday that the US President Joe Biden did not explicitly respond to Indonesia's call for an immediate cea
November 17, 2023
Yvette Tanamal, Jakarta – Indonesia's recently elevated status as the United States' comprehensive strategic partner remains insufficient as a means to boost Jakarta's standing among Wa
Jakarta – As a matter of fairness, we should say "bravo" to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo for his courage and statesmanship in frankly telling his host, United States President Joe Bid
November 16, 2023
Jakarta – General elections in Indonesia are rarely, if ever, about our foreign policy, so it was good to see the three presidential candidates separately address this issue in their fo
Yvette Tanamal, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's visit to the United States this week has signaled an "elevated" bilateral relationship, punctuated by US$15 billion in pledges
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The semiconductor cooperation under Indonesia's freshly announced "comprehensive strategic partnership" – also known as the CSP – with the US is so-so comp
Antara, Jakarta – Statistics Indonesia (BPS) Papua Province revealed that China is the province's one of the six biggest export destinations with US$138.38 million as of October 2023.
November 15, 2023
Washington/Jakarta – Indonesia and the United States have elevated their relationship to a Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, following a bilateral meeting on Monday between President
Ade Irma J, Resinta Sulistiyandari, Jakarta – Israel's aggression on Palestine did not have a significant impact on Indonesian trade, according to Statistics Indonesia (BPS).
Jakarta – Indonesia's trade balance posted a surplus of $3.48 billion in October, marking a record 42nd consecutive month of a positive balance, according to government data released on
November 14, 2023
Washington – US President Joe Biden celebrated a "new era" in the relationship between the United States and Indonesia as he met with Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo at the Wh
Daniel A. Fajri, Jakarta – Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has been outspoken about his stance on the European Union.
Jakarta – Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto on Monday criticized the European Union over its ban on palm oil imports and said Europeans during colonial times were also guilty of d
November 13, 2023
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto has no plan to change the direction of Indonesia's economic diplomacy that puts emphasis on driving the domestic pr
November 12, 2023
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia once again urged for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, while stressing that Israel's barbaric actions are not an act of self-defense.
Faisal Maliki Baskoro, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo appealed for Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) members to unite and take a leading role in resolving the situatio
Andi F, Tegar Nurfitra, Jakarta – Israel's ongoing atrocities against the people of Palestine constitute a grave violation against international law and values of humanity, President Jo
November 11, 2023
Kornelius Purba, Jakarta – As soon as the emergency summit of the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Riyadh this Sunday finishes, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo will
November 10, 2023
Ahmad Nurcholis – Three months ago, on August 24, 2023, President Joko Widodo visited South Africa to attend the BRISC summit and in the prior month, in July, Indonesian Foreign Ministe
Metro Manila – The Philippines and Timor-Leste on Friday committed to boost bilateral relations, with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy recently told his Indonesian counterpart Joko "Jokowi" Widodo that Ukraine planned on resuming its grain exports to
Jakarta – Indonesia's Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Sakti Wahyu Trenggono on November 9 said, for the first time, the country has exported 243 tonnes of fishery products to
Jakarta – Motorcycle exports from Indonesia witnessed a decline of 25.2 percent year-on-year in the ten months leading up to October this year, according to data released by the Indones
November 9, 2023
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Presidential candidate Anies Baswedan recently said Indonesia's foreign affairs policy has so far been transactional and the former Jakarta Governor intend
November 8, 2023
Timor-Leste President Jose Ramos-Horta on Wednesday arrived in Manila for an official visit meant to boost the bilateral relations between the two nations.
November 7, 2023
Jakarta (VNA) – Chairman of the Indonesian Iron and Steel Industry Association (IISIA) Purwono Widodo on November 7 said that the Southeast Asian country's steel demand surges in 2023 d
Jakarta – Indonesia's foreign ministry said on Tuesday that the purpose of the Indonesia Hospital in Gaza was to "fully" serve Palestinians in response to an accusation by the Israeli m
James Kon – Timor-Leste President Dr Jose Ramos-Horta conveyed his gratitude to His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifu
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Presidential hopeful Ganjar Pranowo revealed Tuesday how he planned on navigating the growing US-China rivalry if he wins the upcoming election.
November 6, 2023
His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam on
Im Eun-byel, Seoul – South Korea and Indonesia, marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties this year, are seeking to further extend their economic cooperation in key areas from ele
November 1, 2023
Arnoldus Kristianus, Jakarta – The government announced on Tuesday that cross-border online trade of books, software, and music and film content priced at $100 or lower will be permitte
October 31, 2023
Yohanes Maharso Joharsoyo, Jakarta – Indonesia and Timor Leste inked a bilateral agreement to support Timor Leste's membership at the World Trade Organization (WTO).
Jakarta – Indonesia has urged countries worldwide to collaborate and unite to tackle potential international security risks.
October 30, 2023
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia is telling Lithuania that its palm oil is sustainable, while saying that its top commodity has met the national sustainability standards.
October 19, 2023
Julia Lau – Indonesia is likely to support the Palestinian people and redouble its commitment and calls for a two-state solution in light of the ongoing Israeli-Gaza violence.
October 18, 2023
Yohanes Maharso Joharsoyo, Jakarta - The Indonesian Trade Ministry's Director General for Foreign Trade, Budi Susanto, responded to data on imports of goods from Israel despite the fact
October 17, 2023
Defara Dhanya Paramitha, Jakarta – According to Statistics Indonesia, the balance of trade surplus in Indonesia continues to September 2023, surpassing US$3.42 billion.
October 16, 2023
Herman, Arnoldus Kristianus, Jakarta – Indonesia has maintained a trade surplus for 41 consecutive months, even in the face of a declining trend in export performance in September 2023.
October 14, 2023
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Friday received Jose Ramos-Horta, President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, who is on a working visit to the UAE
October 13, 2023
October 11, 2023
Joao da Cruz Cardoso – The recent agreement between Timor-Leste and China to upgrade their bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership draws plenty of reactions.
Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Singapore/Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo has called for the "root cause" of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to be addressed, as hardline I