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China supports Indonesia to build original vaccine manufacturing hub | Source: Antara News

China has declared its support for Indonesia to build an original vaccine manufacturing hub in a bid to follow up on the vaccine cooperation forged between both nations. The vaccine cooperation between Indonesia and China has become a pacesetter among regional countries”.

Source: Antara News


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US-Indonesia stage joint military drill as Washington steps up engagement with Southeast Asia | Source: South China Morning Post

American and Indonesian soldiers during the Garuda Shield military exercise. 

More than 4,500 military personnel from Indonesia and the United States are taking part in a two-week joint drill that analysts say underscores the countries’ determination to enhance their already strong defence ties. Analysts say the drill and foreign minister Retno Marsudi’s visit to the US are part of Jakarta’s efforts to strengthen ties with the Biden administration.

Source: South China Morning Post


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INDONESIA-JAPAN:

  • Indonesia and Japan have signed a deal enabling exports of Japanese-made defense equipment as they try to boost cooperation amid China’s rising assertiveness in regional waters. Indonesia faces tensions in its exclusive economic zone in the waters north of the Natuna Islands with China.

SOURCE: YENI SAFAK


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INDO-PACIFIC:

  • Japan has expressed his hope to advance specific cooperation with Indonesia to concretise the Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy, amid concern over China’s activities in the regional waters. Both sides spoke highly of the importance of maintaining free and open navigation, while pledging to enhance close cooperation between Japan and ASEAN member states.

SOURCE: VIETNAM PLUS


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MYANMAR:

  • Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin have called for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to convene an emergency summit to discuss the turmoil in Myanmar. How much ASEAN can do to resolve the crisis remains to be seen, however.

SOURCES: THE DIPLOMAT


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ISRAEL:

  • Financial incentives reportedly offered to Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim majority nation, to recognise Israel, as Morocco, Sudan, UAE and Bahrein recently did.

SOURCE: JEWISH NEWS


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INDONESIA:

  • Indonesia has dismissed Israeli media allegations that the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country is seeking to establish diplomatic ties with the Tel Aviv regime, after Israel and Morocco agreed last week to normalize relations in a deal brokered by the United States. Indonesia has long been a staunch supporter of the Palestinian cause and statehood and has refused to communicate with Israel.

SOURCE: ABNA 24


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  • INDONESIA: Indonesia suffered a terrorist attack in a remote village in the country’s eastern province of Central Sulawesi that killed at least four people. Members of the Mujahidin Indonesia Timur (MIT), a terrorist group that supports ISIL, are suspected to be the attackers.

SOURCE: XINHUANET

 

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  • INDONESIA: The Indonesian Navy will move the headquarters of its combat squad to Natuna islands, bordering the South China Sea, most of which is claimed by China despite competing claims from Vietnam, the Philippines, and Malaysia. The waters around the islands are believed to have rich reserves of undiscovered oil and gas. The islands are located on a crucial passage for commercial shipping.

SOURCE: ANADOLU AGENCY

 

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INDONESIA

  • Thousands of students and laborers protested against a new law they say cripples labor rights and harms the environment, with some clashing with police, when attempted to reach the heavily guarded parliament building. Smaller protests also occurred in other Indonesian cities.

SOURCE: AP NEWS

 

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