Daily Archives: July 7, 2019

Indonesia attends CEAPAD Meeting in Palestine

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia participated in a senior officials’ meeting (SOM) of the Conference on Cooperation among East Asian Countries for Palestinian Development (CEAPAD) held in Ramallah, Palestine, for the first time, on July 3-4, 2019.

The Third SOM of CEAPAD is a commitment of East Asian countries to providing direct support to Palestine.

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyen officially opened the meeting and launched CEAPAD Trade Day in Jericho, the West Bank, the Indonesian Embassy in Amman, Jordan, said in a statement on Sunday.

Palestine’s priority is to end the illegal occupation of Palestinian land by Israel, Shtayyeh said.

Hence, economic development is a supporting means in the Palestinian agenda to fight and end the colonialism, he added.

Cecep Herawan, Director General for Information and Public Diplomacy of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, who led the Indonesian delegation in the meeting, said Indonesia always plaid active roles in providing capacity building programs to support the human resources development and strengthen the economy of Palestine.

This year, the Indonesian Government and people have given more than US$1 million to Palestine through capacity building programs and in cash.

The support was a follow up of Indonesia’s commitment voiced by Foreign Affairs Minister Retno LP Marsudi during the CEAPAD Ministerial Meeting held in Bangkok, Thailand, on June 2018, and during her visit to Jordan last March.

Indonesian Ambassador to Jordan and Palestine Andy Rachmianto said Indonesia had carried out several projects for Palestine, including renovation of Indonesia Hospital in Gaza, a plan to build a trauma and rehabilitation center in Hebron, Indonesian language courses in Hebron and Bethlehem, and providing humanitarian aid for Palestinian refugees in Gaza and the West Bank, as well as in Jordan.

Indonesia’s delegation to CEAPAD meeting included several businessmen who held a business meeting with tens of Palestinian businessmen during the Trade Day event.

The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) and the Palestinian Chamber of Commerce and Industry signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), at the present of the Palestinian Prime Minister, Foreign Minister, National Economic Minister, and Tourism Minister.

During their stay in Palestine, Indonesia’s delegation also held meetings with the Palestinian Economic Minister, the Director of Bank of Palestine, and the Chairman of the Palestine-Indonesia Friendship Association (PIFA), as well as visited the office of Wafaa Foundation for Micro Finance and Capacity Building, and the office of Indonesian Honorary Consul in Ramallah.

Source: Antara News

Muhammadiyah expresses condolences on passing of BNPB’s spokesman

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The passing of Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho has brought a great loss to the nation, and Muhammadiyah’s Disaster Mitigation Division expressed its condolences to the mourning families.

“We all suffer a great loss from the passing of Mr.Sutopo,” Head of Muhammadiyah’s Disaster Mitigation Division Budi Setiawan said in a statement here on Sunday.

Despite his lung cancer, Sutopo who was born in Boyolali, Central Java, on Oct 7, 1969 remained committed to his professional work as the BNPB’s spokesman by disseminating accurate and immediate information on catastrophic disasters, he said.

The accurate and immediate information that he publicly shared was so important to enable the people at large to get rid of misleading and contradicting information on occurring disasters, Setiawan said.

He prayed for Sutopo, and hoped that there would be new qualified spokespersons who could continue his work in Indonesia.

The BNPB announced that it suffered a tremendous loss in the passing of its senior spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, who died of lung cancer on early Sunday while being treated at the Guangzhou St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital

The BNPB received the sad news from Sutopo’s wife and his son’s Twitter account, the agency’s public relations division revealed in its press statement.

Sutopo who was confirmed by doctors to get lung cancer in December 2017 passed away at around 02.20 a.m. Guangzhou’s time or 01.20 a.m. Jakarta’s time after being treated at the Chinese city’s St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital since June 14.

The cancer that he suffered had spread to his body’s bones and several other vital internal organs. However, despite his serious illness, Sutopo remained committed to his professional work as the agency’s spokesperson.

Amid his ongoing endeavor to receive medical treatment, he still held regular press briefings to update information on the impact and mitigation efforts of such catastrophic disasters as the Lombok and Palu earthquakes and tsunamis, BNPB said.

“We all suffer a tremendous loss in the passing of Mr.Sutopo. May almighty Allah Subhana Wa Taala accept his good deeds, and enable the mourning families to cope with this loss and grief patiently,” the BNPB said.

Source: Antara News

Indonesia suffers tremendous loss in BNPB spokesperson’s passing

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia’s National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) announced that it suffered a tremendous loss in the passing of its senior spokesman, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, who died of lung cancer while being treated at an hospital in Guangzhou, China, on early Sunday.

The BNPB received the sad news from Sutopo’s wife and his son’s Twitter account, the agency’s public relations division revealed in its press statement that ANTARA received here on Sunday.

Sutopo who was confirmed by doctors to get lung cancer in December 2017 passed away at around 02:20 a.m. Guangzhou’s time or 01:20 a.m. Jakarta’s time after being treated at the Chinese city’s St. Stamford Modern Cancer Hospital since June 15.

The cancer that he suffered had spread to his body’s bones and several other vital internal organs. However, despite his serious illness, Sutopo remained committed to his professional work as the agency’s spokesperson.

Amid his ongoing endeavor to receive medical treatment, he still held regular press briefings to update information on the impact and mitigation efforts of such catastrophic disasters as the Lombok and Palu earthquakes and tsunamis, BNPB said.

“We all suffer a tremendous loss in the passing of Mr.Sutopo. May the Almighty, Allah Subhana Wa Taala accepts his good deeds, and enable the mourning families to cope with this loss and grief patiently,” the BNPB said.

Source: Antara News