Monday, September 26, 2016

1) Jokowi Opens New Flight School in Papua

2) Indonesia begins lobbying for UN Security Council seat 

MONDAY, 26 SEPTEMBER, 2016 | 21:32 WIB
1) Jokowi Opens New Flight School in Papua

TEMPO.COJakarta - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo plans to open a flight school for the people of Biak, Papua, on October 2016. According to Lenis Kagoya, the Presidential Special Staff for Papua, the establishment of the flight school is the answer to the lack of educational progress in Papua.
"This flight school will be inaugurated on the second week of October 2016," Lenis said after a meeting with the President on Monday, September 26, 2016. Lenis added that infrastructures of the school have been built complete with its supporting facilities.
Currently, there are 30 Papuan pilot candidates who have received training in Cirebon. The candidates will return to Papua to continue their training with other candidates at the new flight school.
Lanis said that the President hoped that the flight school would allow Papuans to become pilots for Indonesian airlines, such as Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air, and other airlines.
"We built [the new flight school] in Papua, because in Papua there are many mountains and sea winds. We want [pilot candidates] to get used to these conditions," Lenis said.

2) Indonesia begins lobbying for UN Security Council seat 
Liza Josephine The Jakarta Post
Jakarta | Mon, September 26 2016 | 09:24 pm 
Indonesia has begun lobbying for its bid for UN Security Council non-permanent membership for the term 2019-2020 as the country kicked off its campaign at the UN headquarters in New York over the weekend.
"Indonesia has received full support from ASEAN for its candidacy for UNSC 2019-2020," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement following an informal meeting between foreign ministers of the organization's 10 member countries on Saturday. 
Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi also conveyed Indonesia's candidacy throughout a string of bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly's 71st session over the past week. 
On Thursday, Retno spoken to the UK's parliamentary undersecretary of state for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (minister for Asia and the Pacific), Alok Sharma, whose country is one of the five permanent members of the UNSC. The two also discussed strengthening bilateral relations in the fields of trade, infrastructure development, prevention of radicalism and promotion of tolerance.
Retno also conveyed hope that the bid would be supported by the United Arab Emirates, Fiji, Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste. During a meeting with Slovakian Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčák on Sept. 19, the two parties agreed to support each other, with Slovakia intending to bid for the 2028-2029 period.  (evi)

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