The visit by Mark Rutte, Netherland’s Prime Minister
In his second trip to Indonesia in three years, Mark Rutte, Netherland’s Prime Minister, extended his visit to include the Jakarta Centre for Law Enforcement Cooperation (JCLEC) in Semarang, Central Java, reaffirming ties between the Netherlands and Indonesia and other partners on counter-terrorism initiatives.
Mr. Rutte was accompanied by Mr. Ganjar Pranowo, Central Java Governor and Mr. Basuki Hadimuljono, Minister for Public Works and Public Housing, alongside both the Indonesian Ambassador to the Netherlands and the Netherlands Ambassador in Indonesia. The party was welcomed by JCLEC Executive Director Programs Superintendent James Stokes and JCLEC Executive Director Brigadier-General Mohammad Safei, who noted the Netherlands
Government’s longstanding support to JCLEC, “granting us with accommodation and villas for training and 27 training programs funded since 2007, involving 591 participants from Indonesia.”
With funding from the Netherlands Initiative for Capacity Development in Higher Education and in partnership with the Centre for International Legal Cooperation, the JCLEC is currently implementing a four-year project. It focuses is on building the capacity of the Indonesian National Police investigations and intelligence Divisions to combat transnational
In his tour Mr. Rutte was given a briefing by senior JCLEC management and met course participants and lecturers.
The PM also met with members of the Empowering Victims’ Voices Project. Implemented in Indonesia since 2012 Victims’ Voices creates mechanisms and tools for victims to engage in efforts against violent political action, and in the overall struggle to counter terror activity – from community outreach and empowerment to combat extremism, to the development of institutional support against radicalisation, such as the Alliance for a Peaceful Indonesia.
The JCLEC is an Indonesian non-profit Foundation jointly owned by the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Government of Australia via the Indonesian National Police (INP) and Australian Federal Police (AFP). The owner’s contributions to the Foundation are overseen by the INP Education & Training Division and the AFP Learning & Development Portfolio respectively. In 2016 it has enabled the delivery of 89 transnational crime and counter terrorism training and capacity development activities, funded by a range of countries and international multilateral organisations involving 2,025 participants from countries across the world.
Left to right: Sr. Supt. Heny Sulistiya A (Representative of AKPOL Governor) / H.E. I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja (Indonesian Ambassador to the Royal Netherlands) /
Ganjar Pranowo (Governor of Central Java) / Brig. Gen. Mohammad Safei (JCLEC Executive Director) / H.E. Mark Rutte (Prime Minister of the Netherlands) / Supt.
James Stokes (JCLEC Executive Director Programs) / H.E. Mochamad Basoeki Hadi Moeljono (Indonesian Minister of Minister Public Housing and Public Work) /
H.E. Rob Swartbol (the Netherlands Ambassador to Indonesia).