Today's Top 3 News: Indonesia-Jordan Strengthen Bilateral Relations, Costa Rica Invited by Indonesia to Accede ASEAN TAC
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Tempo English compiled three popular news on the platform today, Monday, September 25, 2023. Those include Indonesia and Jordan strengthening bilateral relations, Costa Rica invited by Indonesia to accede to ASEAN TAC, and Walhi likening Jokowi's Strategic Projects to Soeharto's Cendana Projects
The following is the list of the top 3 news on Tempo English today:
1. Indonesia and Jordan Strengthen Bilateral Relations
On the sidelines of the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Hussein Abdullah Al Safadi have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Joint Commission (SKB) meeting to strengthen bilateral relations between Indonesia and Jordan on Friday, September 22, 2023, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
As written in Kemlu.go.id, this MoU will be the main foundation of various broader cooperation frameworks between Indonesia and Jordan.
2. Costa Rica Invited by Indonesia to Accede to ASEAN TAC
Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi on Friday, September 22, 2023, invited Costa Rica to accede to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) in Southeast Asia with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Minister Marsudi extended the invite to Costa Rican FM Arnoldo Andre Tinoco during a bilateral meeting held on the sidelines of the 78th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the United States.
According to a written statement received from the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry here on Saturday, she delivered the invitation in response to the Central American country's strong interest in enhancing engagement with ASEAN.
3. Walhi Likens Jokowi's Strategic Projects to Soeharto's Cendana Projects
Zenzi Suhadi, the executive director of the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi), disclosed the fact that the national strategic project (PSN) on Rempang Island lacked an environmental impact analysis (Amdal) or strategic environmental assessment (KLHS) that should have been conducted before the deal between PT MEG and Xinyi Group was sealed in June 2023.
PT Makmur Elok Graha (MEG) is the developer of the Rempang Eco City project together with China-based investor Xinyi Group.
“PSN Rempang lacks Amdal/KLHS which is mandatory because it (the project) has a big impact on the small island group,” Zenzi said on Sunday, September 24, 2023.