The police will deploy 2,627 personnels to guard the upcoming 42nd ASEAN Summit in Labuan Bajo, East Nusa Tenggara, which will have Southeast Asian leaders in attendance.
A surface to air firing exercise took place in waters north of Bali and involved two other ships.
Indonesia will order 18 additional Rafale fighter jets from France as part of a $2.3-billion deal, according to a report by La Tribune, citing procurement sources.
It would be a mistake to assume enhanced defence cooperation means the two countries share a strategic outlook.
Indonesia’s ruling party declares Central Java Governor Ganjar as presidential candidate for 2024 election
The ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) has declared Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo as its presidential candidate for the 2024 general election.
As Indonesia gears up to hold its next presidential election in February 2024, major powers will be hoping that a friendly new president will be voted in amid the US-China rivalry.
Rector of Hasanuddin University (Unhas) Jamaluddin Jompa and Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Penny Williams discussed research-based plans and developments running between the Australian and Indonesian government and institutions.
The prospects of China acting as a peace mediator are much less likely closer to home.
Soft power through major events has been a hallmark of President Widodo’s foreign policy.
It remains to be seen whether Indonesia, the bloc’s current chair, can lead a tougher and more effective regional response to the country’s conflict.
Since the Quad’s revival in 2017, Indonesia has been concerned that the grouping will undermine its traditional non-alignment and sideline ASEAN centrality in the region.
In a meeting room in Bali’s upmarket Nusa Dua district last November, Indonesian President Joko Widodo and China’s Xi Jinping sat down and cast their eyes towards a television screen.
Indonesia issued a strong condemnation of Israel’s plan to rebuild over 1,000 housing units of settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories, reiterating that Israeli settlement in such areas was a violation of international Law.
Indonesia has been stripped of the right to host the Under-20 World Cup, Fifa has announced.