Indonesia Opens Embassy in Cameroon
Date 22 Juni 2020
In a bid to strengthen diplomacy and cooperation with friendly countries, especially in the African region, the Indonesian Government considered that it is necessary to open a representative office to Republic of Cameroon.
The move is also based on the provisions of Article 9 paragraph (2) of Law Number 37 of 1999 on Foreign Relations.
For this reason, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo stipulated Presidential Regulation Number 69 of 2020 on the Opening of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia for the Republic of Cameroon signed on 8 June 8 2020.
According to the regulation, the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia is a Diplomatic Representative of the Republic of Indonesia which reports to the President of the Republic of Indonesia through Minister of Foreign Affairs.
“The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia for the Republic of Cameroon is located in Yaoundé, (the capital of) Cameroon,” Article 3 paragraph (1) of the Presidential Regulation reads.
The accreditation area of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia as referred to in Article 3 paragraph (1) covers the territory of the Republic of Cameroon with dual accreditation areas including the Republic of Chad, the Equatorial Guinea Republic, the Republic of Gabon, the Republic of the Congo and the Central African Republic.
In the meantime, the number and type of position at the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia for the Republic of Cameroon shall be regulated by a Minister of Foreign Affairs Regulation in accordance with statutory provisions, according to Article 4 of the regulation.
All costs required for the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia for the Republic of Cameroon, according to the Regulation, are taken from the State Budget.
Meanwhile, in accordance with Article 6 of the Regulation, further provisions regarding the organizational structure and working procedures as well as the duties, functions, levels of office at the Indonesian Embassy in the Republic of Cameroon are regulated by Minister of Foreign Affairs after obtaining approval from the minister who oversees government affairs in the field of the state apparatus.
“This Presidential Regulation comes into force on the date of its promulgation,” reads Article 7 of the Presidential Regulation promulgated by Minister of Legal and Human Rights Yasonna H. Laoly on 9 June 9 2020. (EN)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas