IO, Jakarta – The meeting determining the leadership of the 2019-2024 House of Representatives (Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat – “DPR”) of RI’s Committee for Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation (Badan Kerja Sama Antar Parlemen – “BKSAP”), presided over by Deputy Speaker of DPR RI and Coordinator of Politics and Defense (Koordinator Bidang Politik dan Keamanan – “Korpolkam”) Azis Syamsuddin, has agreed that BKSAP leadership shall be comprised of 1 Committee Chairman and 4 Committee Deputy Chairmen.
In the meeting held in Nusantara III Building, Senayan, Jakarta, on Monday (04/11/2019), DPR RI member from the Great Indonesia Movement (Gerakan Indonesia Raya) Party Faction (“F-Gerindra”) Fadli Zon was elected Chairman of the BKSAP. The four approved Deputy Chairmen are Charles Honoris of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (Partai Demokrasi Indonesia Perjuangan) Faction (“F-PDIP”), Putu Supadma Rudana of the Democrat Party Faction (“F-Demokrat”), Mardani Ali Sera of the Prosperous Justice Party (Partai Keadilan Sejahtera) Faction (“F-PKS”), and Achmad Hafisz Tohir of the National Mandate Party (Partai Amanat Nasional) Faction (“F-PAN”).
With the unanimous decision, Azis then symbolically handed over the meeting’s gavel to the five leaders of the DPR’s Organs (Alat Kelengkapan Dewan – “AKD”), which are the cutting edge of parliamentary diplomacy. After the inauguration, BKSAP Chairman Fadli Zon presided over a Plenary Meeting held to create BKSAP work agenda.
Fadli stated that parliamentary diplomacy is one of DPR RI’s mandates for supporting the Government’s foreign policy. Therefore, BKSAP’s work agenda will be focused on the resolution of regional and international issues in order to further our national interest. “BKSAP is a tool of parliamentary diplomacy, and part of first-track diplomacy. We must first map out our regional and bilateral challenges, and determine what other issues there may be. Our diplomacy is State diplomacy. Therefore, we would naturally support national interest,” he said
The leaders and members of the BKSAP are as follows:
F-PDIP: Charles Honoris, Irine Yusiana Roba Putri, TB Hasanud¬din Komaruddin Watubun, Johan Budi Sapto, Safaruddin, Yohanis F Lema, I Made Urip, Sihar Sitorus, I Nyoman Parta, Sondang Tiar D. Tampubolon, Guruh Soekarno Putra
Functional Group (Golongan Karya) Faction (“F-Golkar”): Andi Ahmad Dara, Hasnuryadi Sulaim¬an, Sanjatul Lativa, Ichsan Fir¬daus, Darul Siska, Puteri Anetta Komaruddin, Adrian Jopie Paruntu, Dyah Roro Esti
F-Gerindra: Fadli Zon, Himmat¬ul Aliyah, Rachel Mariam Sayidina, Andika Pandu Puragabaya, R. Wu¬lansari (Mulan Jameela), Ade Rezki Pratama, Fadhlullah
National Democrat (Nasional Demokrat) Party Faction (“F-Nas¬Dem”): Prananda Surya Paloh, Mar¬tin Manurung, Muhamad Farhan, Arkanata Akram, Eva Yuliana
National Awakening Party (Par¬tai Kebangkitan Bangsa) Faction (“F-PKB”): Fathan, Luluk Nur¬hamidah, Yaqut Cholil Qoumas, Syaikhul Islam
F-Demokrat: Putu Supadma Rudana, Muslim, Willem Wand¬ik, Lasmi Indaryani, Didi Irawadi Syamsudin
F-PKS: Mardani Ali Sera, Iskan Qolba Lubis, Surahman Hidayat, Jazuli Juwaini, Sakinah Aljufri
F-PAN: Achmad Hafisz Tohir, As¬manAbnur, Jon Erizal, Andi Yuliani Paris
United Development Party (Partai Persatuan Pembangunan) Faction (“F-PPP”): Muhammad Iqbal, Ema Umiyyatul Chusnah