Ambassadorial Lecture – EU: COVID-19, Vaccines, Recovery, and International Cooperation with H.E. Vincent Piket

In collaboration with the Delegation of the European Union to Indonesia, Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI) has the pleasure to once again conduct the #FPCIAmbassadorialLecture series with H.E. Vincent Piket throughout 2021. Ambassadorial Lecture Series aims to discuss various aspects of the bilateral relations between Indonesia and the European Union, especially during the unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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FPCI Public Forum on Indonesia’s Economic and Political Outlook 2021

Following the contraction at -5.32% in the second and -3.49% in the third quarter of 2020, Indonesia’s economy has fallen into recession. Nevertheless, World Bank and IMF came with positive news as they predicted Indonesian economy to expand between 4.8% – 6.1% next year. The arrival of vaccine in Indonesia also increases public confidence that Indonesia’s economy will soon recover. However, economic rebound still depends on various factors, including politics. What would Indonesian economic and political landscape looks like next year? When will our economic activities return to normalcy? What kind of policy breakthroughs are needed to spur reforms and transformations for a resilient recovery?

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Halo, @China! Video Competition

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Indonesia-China bilateral relations, Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Jakarta has launched a nationwide online video competition titled “Halo, @China! Video Competition”, which reflects the start of a conversation between Indonesians and a (virtual) Chinese audience.

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FPCI Virtual Discussion “Calming Troubled Waters in the South China Sea”

From the past few months, tension in the South China Sea has been rising. On July 13, 2020, the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a press statement reaffirmed the United States’ commitment in the Indo-Pacific and rejected Beijing’s claims on the offshoring of resources in most of the South China Sea. Secretary Pompeo noted that the PRC has been “bullying” Southeast Asian claimants like the Philippines, Malaysia, and Indonesia. On the other side, the Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Huang Xilian called out the United States for its “intensified meddling” in the South China Sea maritime disputes, and accused the US as using the South China Sea issue as a “geopolitical game. In the middle of China and the United States’ disputes, Indonesia just recently conducted a four-day exercise in the area, which was noted by observers as a “major show of force” against Chinese claims to the area and for CCG vessels that have repeatedly trespassed Indonesia’s Exclusive Economic Zone.

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FPCI China Forum

Over the past 3 years, Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI) has actively kept track on China-related issue by providing a platform for a regular discussion among seating/former government officials, experts, academicians, and practitioners to gather and discuss important and strategic issues surrounding the Indonesia-China relations through our informal circle group
namely FPCI China Policy Group (CPG).

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Ambassadorial Lecture with H.E. Vincent Piket – Ambassador of the European Union to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam – Part 2: Malang

Ambassadorial Lecture with H.E. Vincent Piket – Part 2: Malang

Last Thursday, July 9th, 2020, FPCI conducted the 2nd #FPCIAmbassadorialLecture with H.E. Vincent Piket, Ambassador of the European Union to Indonesia.

The Ambassador gave us fruitful insights on the most pressing world agenda in 2020 for the European Union, namely dealing with COVID-19, economic rebound, climate change, global trade, global peace, and human rights among other things.

The lecture was joined by students from our FPCI Chapters in Malang — Universitas Brawijaya and Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang.