Vincent Fabian Thomas, Jakarta – Indonesia's trade balance experienced an unanticipated bump in October as demand from the country's largest Asian trading partners increased and imports
Foreign Affairs & Trade
November 16, 2022
Agencies – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Wednesday officially handed over the G20 presidency to India at the end of a summit of the bloc's leaders in Bali.
November 15, 2022
Yerica Lai, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and his United States counterpart Joe Biden agreed on Monday to deepen "concrete" Indo-Pacific cooperation as they unveiled a number
Yerica Lai, Nusa Dua, Bali – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo asked Group of 20 leaders to show wisdom and not allow the world to "fall into another cold war" as he opened the G20 Leader'
Vincent Fabian Thomas, Jakarta – China has signed a US$2.6 billion worth of commitment to purchase crude palm oil (CPO) and its derivative products from Indonesia, allowing the archipel
November 14, 2022
Yerica Lai, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan inaugurated on Monday the Sheikh Zayed Solo Gran
Ahmad Rizky M Umar – Since taking over the G20 presidency from Italy late last year, the Indonesian government has worked hard to ensure its tenure is a success.
Julia Lau – While domestic concerns remain topmost on Indonesians' minds and will still drive diplomacy, results from a survey in July 2022 hint at a more complex worldview.
November 13, 2022
Nusa Dua, Bali – Indonesia on Tuesday will host the G20 leaders' summit, gathering the globe's most powerful figures together in Bali instead of the traffic-clogged capital Jakarta.
Phnom Penh – It was as a budding diplomat in the 1970s that Mr Jose Ramos-Horta, a man who would go on to win the Nobel Prize for his fight for East Timor's independence, first raised t
Nusa Dua, Indonesia – Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Sunday at the launch of a Group of 20 (G-20) pandemic fund that the amount of money raised so far to improve preparedness
Bali – Chief Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan claimed on Sunday that the current government has brought major achievements that make the country very different from what it w
November 11, 2022
M Julnis Firmansyah, Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo or Jokowi met with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Sofitel Hotel in Phnom Penh on Thursday night,
Hariz Baharudin, Phnom Penh – Timor-Leste will be admitted in principle as the 11th member state of regional grouping Asean, said leaders of its member states on Friday.
Chris Barrett – In Bali late last month Hindu religious leaders led thousands in a coordinated, simultaneous mass prayer.
Siwage Dharma Negara and Leo Suryadinata – China's trade and investment in Indonesia have grown substantially since the early 2000s but the Indonesian public does not share Jakarta's de
November 10, 2022
Bisnis.Com, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Pandjaitan spoke in response to reports of Russian President Vladimir Putin who will not attend the
November 7, 2022
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has received the Al Hasan bin Ali international peace award from the Abu Dhabi Forum for Peace (ADFP).
November 6, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Bali – Indonesia got criticisms at a recent international conference for banning palm oil export earlier this year as the policy was catastrophic, particularly to th
November 4, 2022
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo welcomes Russia's resumption of its deal, freeing up grain exports from Ukraine, during a telephone conversation with President Vladimir Putin o
Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo may have to forget his ambition to present both Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in
November 3, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Bali – The Oil Palm Plantation Fund Management Agency or BPDPKS on Thursday revealed that it could potentially lose Rp 10 trillion ($634.5 million) from the export l
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Bali – The government's decision to halt palm oil export to cool cooking oil prices earlier this year was not without consequences, and this is something that the go
November 2, 2022
Daniel Hurst – Indonesia's ambassador to Australia has raised new concerns about the sharing of advanced weapons technology under the Aukus security agreement, warning that it must not
October 26, 2022
Yvette Tanamal, Jakarta – Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, on his first diplomatic visit to Indonesia on Monday, called for Jakarta to reaffirm its commitment to Palestine
October 24, 2022
Bogor – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo held a bilateral meeting with visiting Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh at the Bogor presidential palace on Monday.
October 23, 2022
Mumbai, India – Palm oil prices are likely to strengthen further as excessive rain in key producing countries curbs output, while demand increases for its use in food and biofuels, indu
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Poland is seeking to further promote its fast-moving consumer goods, starting from fruit juice, buckwheat cakes, and hummus to personal care, to the Indone
October 21, 2022
News Desk, Jakarta – The Indonesian Military (TNI) plans to deploy a massive security operation in Bali next month involving more than 18,000 personnel, 12 warships and four military je
Ry Sochan – Prime Minister Hun Sen encouraged the competent authorities of both Cambodia and East Timor to continue to effectively implement the three documents that both countries had
October 20, 2022
News Desk, Jakarta – Indonesia has welcomed Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's reversal of the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Ry Sochan – East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta arrived in Phnom Penh on October 19 for a three-day visit to boost ties.
Ry Sochan – Cambodia and East Timor signed two documents to boost bilateral trade cooperation on October 20.
October 18, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia's trade balance suffered a major monthly blow in September as sluggish demand from key trading partners took a toll on export performance, particularly on "backbone"
October 14, 2022
Jakarta – The World Bank has urged the Indonesian government to support the massive bureaucratic and regulatory-reform measures, as stipulated in the Job Creation Law, with a similarly
October 13, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – An opportunity arises for cooperation between Indonesia and Australia on the lithium supply chain.
October 11, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on Tuesday the whole world is paying the price for the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war that brings devastating impacts on th
October 2, 2022
Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – The Indonesian government implied on Sunday that it won't recognize the results of the so-called referendums in four regions in Ukraine that become the basis
September 30, 2022
Fadhil Haidar Sulaeman, Jakarta – The World Bank has said that new rules on investment brought about by the Job Creation Law should be complemented by trade policy reforms for Indonesia
Fadhil Haidar Sulaeman, Jakarta – The Indonesian Ombudsman has urged the Agriculture Ministry and other government bodies to solve a horticulture imports conundrum that has been draggin
September 20, 2022
Daniel Ahmad, Jakarta – The Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry denied the Jerusalem Post's report that the country sent a delegation to Israel for a secret visit, asserting that spread
Rajendra Jadhav and Bernadette Christina, Mumbai/Jakarta – Indonesian palm oil producers are whittling down their hefty inventory overhang with discounts versus rivals and aggressive sa
September 16, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Mexico and Indonesia are more united than ever in face of global crises, and the two friendly countries are seeking to further strengthen their bilateral t
Timor-Leste and Vietnam are set to strengthen relations following a high-level meeting between Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Nguyen Hong Dien and Minister of Tourism, Trade
September 13, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia's exports were seen slowing in August as prices of some of its top commodities declined, but its trade surplus was expected to hold up at around $4 billion, a Reu
September 12, 2022
Daniel Ahmad, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's absence from the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has been confirmed by Foreign Affairs Ministry's multilateral cooperatio
Chris Barrett and Karuni Rompies, Singapore/Jakarta – Australia's submarine plans may be subject to greater safeguards and transparency after Indonesia's bid for stricter regulations on
September 11, 2022
Kornelius Purba, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo signed a presidential regulation on a flight information region (FIR) agreement Indonesia signed with Singapore in late January
September 9, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Friday expressed his condolences over the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II.