Press June 2013

  • Vietnam, RI to upgrade relationship to strategic partnerships

    Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang is currently visiting Indonesia at the invitation of his Indonesian counterpart, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, to strengthen bilateral relations and deepen cooperation in key sectors. This is his first state visit to Indonesia. President Sang gave a written interview to The Jakarta Post’s Veeramalla Anjaiah prior to his visit. The following is an excerpt of that interview. READ MORE
  • Indonesia among top five FDI recipients in East, Southeast Asia regions last year

    Indonesia ranked the fourth of the top five countries to receive the most Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in East and Southeast Asian region in 2012, according to a recently published 2013 World Investment Report compiled by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). Indonesia received a total of 20 billion U.S. dollars of FDI in 2012, ranking the fourth just after China, China's Hong Kong, Singapore but before Malaysia. The FDI figure was similar to what the country got in 2011 when Indonesia was also put in the fourth place. READ MORE
  • In Indonesia, APEC Officials act to improve growth

    Improving sustainable growth in the Asia-Pacific region is the emphasis of a two-week cluster of technical meetings and workshops that opens in Medan on Saturday. The Third APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting and Related Meetings will take place in Medan, Indonesia on 22 June-6 July 2013. Located on the northern coast of Sumatra, Medan is the third-largest city in Indonesia. A range of workshops and seminars will take place here to address, among other topics, steps needed to boost free and open trade and investment, sustainable growth and connectivity. READ MORE
  • SBY Tries Ngurah Rai-Nusa Dua Highway (SBY Jajal Jalan Tol Bandara Ngurah Rai Int’l Airport-Nusa Dua)

    SBY Tries Ngurah Rai-Nusa Dua Highway (SBY Jajal Jalan Tol Bandara Ngurah Rai Int’l Airport-Nusa Dua) President SBY has scheduled a time to test run the recently made Ngurah Rai-Nusa Dua highway. Tito Karim says, “on June 25th, President SBY will test run the new highway starting from Ngurah Rai airport and stopping in Nusa Dua.“ READ MORE
  • Asian firms Need to Understand Politic to Succeed

    Asian firms Need to Understand Politic to Succeed Asian companies will have to reinvent their business strategies and develop a long-term plan in order to be able to take advantage of the surge in the region's economy. In addition to the improvement of marketing strategies, companies’ dynamic should also understand the highly dynamic local political situation in the region to achieve success. READ MORE
  • RI Seeks Diplomatic Success at Bali APEC

    RI Seeks Diplomatic Success at Bali APEC Indonesia has to set out its three priorities in the upcoming 2013 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bali such as attaining the Bogor goals; achieving sustainable growth with equity; and promoting connectivity, they will also serve as indicators of Indonesia's success in the international forum. READ MORE
  • RI to Rise Risk Management, Information Exchange Issues at APEC’s Customs Meeting

    RI to Rise Risk Management, Information Exchange Issues at APEC’s Customs Meeting The government is planning to raise the risk management and information exchange issues at today’s APEC Sub-committee meeting on Customs Procedures (SCCP) held in Medan, North Sumatra. READ MORE
  • A Number of National Leaders Confirm Attending APEC, Including Obama (Sejumlah Kepala Negara Nyatakan Hadiri APEC, Termasuk Obama)

    A Number of National Leaders Confirm Attending APEC, Including Obama (Sejumlah Kepala Negara Nyatakan Hadiri APEC, Termasuk Obama) The confirmations of several head of states attending the APEC Summit 2013 were announced during the APEC SCCP (Sub Committee on Customs Procedures) meeting held yesterday (19/6) READ MORE
  • Reaching Out Across the Pacific

    Reaching Out Across the Pacific East Asia and Latin America’s Foreign Ministers met last week to discuss overcoming geographical distance, increasing contacts and boosting cooperation. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono explained that building connectivity was important because it would allow citizens of countries in both regions to have better contacts. READ MORE
  • Peran Pemerintah dan Sektor Bisnis Indonesia dalam Memanfaatkan Peluang APEC 2013 bagi Pembangunan Ekonomi di Kawasan Asia Pasifik

    Peran Pemerintah dan Sektor Bisnis Indonesia dalam Memanfaatkan Peluang APEC 2013 bagi Pembangunan Ekonomi di Kawasan Asia Pasifik Kementerian Luar Negeri Republik Indonesia dan APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) - dewan yang mewakili sektor bisnis di Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), hari ini melakukan Kuliah Umum di Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU), Medan dalam rangka menyosialisasikan tentang APEC dan ABAC, serta bagaimana peran pemerintah dan sektor bisnis Indonesia dalam memanfaatkan peluang tersebut bagi pembangunan ekonomi di kawasan Asia Pasifik. READ MORE