Collaboration between Unud International Relations Study Program and the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Indonesia South-South Cooperation Seminar

The International Relations Study Program, Udayana University in collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs held a seminar entitled "Reflection of a Decade of Indonesian South-South Cooperation (KSS)," on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at the FISIP Hall, Denpasar. This event provides an understanding of the cooperation of developing countries in the southern hemisphere in the context of the welfare of the international community. There were two speakers from the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, namely Maria Renata Hutagalung, as Director of International Development Cooperation, and Diar Nurbintoro, Director of the Non-Aligned Movement Center for South-South Technical Cooperation (NAM CSSTC). The two speakers explained how developing countries help each other in terms of development and humanity, as well as technical collaboration between countries in realizing such cooperation at a practical level. They said that currently Indonesia has contributed to international development to several countries in several fields, such as agriculture, fisheries, and MSMEs. The presentation of the material was continued with a response session from IR Lecturers at Udayana University, Sukma Sushanti and Putu Ratih Kumala Dewi, who provided critical perspectives on the themes presented, and aimed to ignite a discussion space with the participants. The seminar which was attended by Unud students, Undiknas, and other invited guests opened the door to knowledge in terms of international cooperation and development, especially in the region, Africa and Asia Pacific. South-South Cooperation (KSS) which was born from the Asia-Africa Conference has the aim of helping developing countries so that bilateral trust can be created, especially towards Indonesia.