James Massola, Jakarta – Indonesia has taken the "unusual" step of blocking foreign diplomats from visiting strife-torn Papua, citing security concerns following weeks of violence and
Foreign Affairs & Trade
October 8, 2019
October 7, 2019
James Massola, Jakarta – Scott Morrison will spend two days in Indonesia's capital to attend the second inauguration of President Joko Widodo, his second visit in just over a year.
October 6, 2019
Alan Weedon – West Papua – an Indonesian region with closer cultural and ethnic ties to Melanesia – has been rocked by protests for more than a month, resulting in the deaths of dozens
October 4, 2019
Made Anthony Iswara, Batu, East Java – The Trade Ministry is working with a special task force to audit producers' importer identification numbers (API-P) to verify the textile industr
October 1, 2019
Dionisio Da Costa Babo Soares, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, will make an official visit to Cuba starting this Tuesday, October
September 30, 2019
Made Anthony Iswara, Jakarta – Indonesia's trade sector has received its Christmas gift early: The European Union has granted Indonesia Rp 232 billion (US$16.37 million) through a prog
September 28, 2019
Virginia Langeberg – Australia has been urged to "step up substantially on the issue of West Papua", with Vanuatu's leaders taking to the stage of the UN General Assembly to "emphatica
Jakarta – Expressions of regret for President Joko Widodo came after the domestic textile industry was brought to its knees.
Maria Ortuoste – Another year, another rejection. Once again, ASEAN did not discuss Timor-Leste's application for membership in its annual meeting.
September 26, 2019
Australia's government has urged restraint by all relevant parties in West Papua amid ongoing unrest in the Indonesian ruled region.
September 24, 2019
Jakarta – Bilateral ties between Saudi Arabia and Indonesia will continue to grow, Saudi Ambassador to Indonesia Esam A. Abid Althagafi has said.
September 19, 2019
Jakarta – Indonesia will prioritizes imports of buffalo meat, rice and raw sugar from India after the South Asian country adjusted crude palm oil (CPO) tariffs for its top two importer
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – The United Nations Security Council passed through a resolution to extend its mission in Afghanistan, which was drafted by Indonesia, the Foreign Affairs Ministry
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – Indonesia has been elected to serve as vice president of the 74th United Nations General Assembly for the period 2019-2020.
September 18, 2019
President Joko Widodo – who has long faced accusations that he and his government are puppets serving the interests of foreign countries and corporations – today spoke about the virtue
September 16, 2019
Norman Harsono, Jakarta – Indonesia posted a trade surplus of US$85.1 million in August in a reversal from the trade deficit it recorded the previous month, according to the latest dat
September 12, 2019
Dian Septiari, Jakarta – As Indonesia gears up for voting day at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), lawmakers have raised concern over the "internationalization" of the u
September 11, 2019
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – The government is mulling over a number of policies to improve the performance of the domestic timber and furniture industries, which it identifies as
September 7, 2019
Viji Menon – Domestically, the political stand-off between Timor-Leste's president Francisco Guterres and the government has continued with the president still refusing to swear in nin
September 6, 2019
New Zealand's government says it's "deeply concerned" by recent violence in Indonesia's West Papua during protests which have rocked the country.
September 5, 2019
Jakarta – European Union representatives to Indonesia on Thursday challenged a plan to impose duties on European dairy goods in retaliation for the bloc's duties on palm biodiesel, war
September 4, 2019
Jakarta – Coordinating Minister of Politics, Law, and Security Affairs Wiranto vehemently denied the incorrect claim of the Indonesian government seeking foreign assistance to ease ten
September 2, 2019
Friski Riana, Jakarta – Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko said that the United States of America supported the sovereignty of Indonesia over Papua.
August 31, 2019
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a major funding package for the East Timor defence force to counter China but former president Jose Ramos-Horta says he is more worried abou
August 30, 2019
Ha Noi – Timor Leste always appreciates the support from Viet Nam for his country during the war time and in the past 20 years, Prime Minister of Timor Leste Taur Matan Ruak told the s