T. Wiweko, the Minister Counsellor of Republic of Indonesia visited CWVS on January 24, 2020 to establish cultural and research collaborations between the Philippines and Indonesia. He promised a research partnership between CWVS and Sri Wijaya University in Palembang, Sumatra through a joint conference on maritime history and inter-cultural relations, which will be held in Iloilo in August. The event will also coincide with the launching of the CWVS-South East Asian Research and Culture Hub (CWVS-SEARCH), which CWVS Director, Dr. Randy Madrid, aimed to achieve in partnership with universities from Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Laos, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, and Timor Leste.
The Indonesian Minister was here in Iloilo upon invitation of Mayor Jerry Trenas to witness the Dinagyang Festival. He made a courtesy visit at CWVS to forge collaboration in research of mutual concern such as maritime history, trade and inter-cultural relations, and Pan-Malay solidarity.