First Secretary of the Indonesian Embassy in Moscow, Enjay Diana, informed Antara in Jakarta on Friday that Indonesian Ambassador to the Russian Federation and Belarus M. Wahid Supriyadi held a press conference welcoming the Indonesian Festival to be held in Moscow for three days on Aug 2-4.
Attendees at the press conference also comprised Deputy Head of the Department of Foreign Economic and International Relations Cooperation of the City Government of Moscow Ilya Kuzmin, Minister of Economic Counselor of the Indonesian Embassy in Moscow, Edi Suharto, who is Chair of the Indonesian Festival Committee.
Moreover, Director General of Amarcom, Elena Preobrazhenskaya, as the Indonesian Embassy's partner in organizing the Indonesian Festival, delivered a presentation on the Indonesian Festival and series of activities.
Ambassador Wahid explained that the fourth Indonesian Festival would be more vibrant, festive, and bigger than the earlier edition. The festival this time will be held to mark the 70th anniversary of Indonesia's diplomatic relations with Russia on February 3, 2020.
Ambassador Supriyadi remarked that some one thousand participants from Indonesia comprising central government officials, representatives of local governments, businesspersons, and arts teams will participate in the Indonesian Festival.
The Indonesian Festival is targeted to attract over 140 thousand Russian citizens, especially from Moscow. "The festival will be attended by ministerial-level officials, and until now, five governors from Indonesia are planning to attend," Ambassador Supriyadi confirmed.
Ilya Kuzmin from the Moscow city government noted that its government had lent complete support to the Indonesian Embassy in Moscow to organize the Indonesian Festival. This activity is a form of mutually beneficial cooperation between the Moscow city government and Indonesia within the framework of cooperation between Russia and Indonesia.
Kuzmin stated that the Indonesian Festival has gained popularity among the Moscow community, taking into account the increasing number of visitors from year to year. The festival will serve as a platform for Indonesia to showcase its beauty to Moscow's citizens and others in Russia who are visiting Moscow.
The Indonesian Festival is an event to promote trade, investment, tourism, and integrated cultural arts as part of Indonesia's economic diplomacy in Russia. Over 135 thousand Russians visited the third Indonesian festival held on Aug 3-5.
The fourth Indonesian Festival will be organized on 16.5 hectares of the Krasnaya Presnya Park in downtown Moscow. The festival is themed "Visit Wonderful Indonesia: Enjoy Our Tropical Paradise."
The festival will showcase an exhibition of an array of Indonesian products encompassing coffee, clothing, accessories, archipelago's culinary arts, handicrafts, and more. The festival will also feature various art and cultural performances from different regions of Indonesia, of songs, dances, and musical instruments, including gamelan and shadow puppets.
Furthermore, the festival will be enlivened by dance class masters and traditional musical instruments, batik workshops, photo exhibitions on Indonesia, Indonesian language classes, fashion shows from Indonesian designers, cooking/culinary cuisines from the archipelago, Indonesian coffee baristas, and others.
The fourth Indonesian Festival will be preceded by the Indonesia-Russia Business Forum and business matching on Aug 1 to be attended by officials and businessmen from both nations.
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