President Jokowi Inaugurates 16 Indonesian Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
President Joko Jokowi Widodo, accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, inaugurated 16 Indonesian Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (LBBP) to friendly countries, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Monday (7/1).
Amongst the newly-inaugurated ambassadors were Muhammadiyah youth figures Hajrianto Thohari, former Deputy Minister of Trade Mahendra Siregar, and Spokesman for Ministry of Foreign Affairs Armanatha Christiawan Nasir.
The inauguration ceremony was begun when Indonesian national anthem was reverberated by Marching Band of Presidential Security Details (Paspampres). Afterwards, Presidential Decree Number 1/P of 2019 on the Appointment of Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia set out in Jakarta, dated on 7 January 2019 was read and the 16 ambassadors took their oath and inaugurated by the President. Then, they signed the minutes of the inauguration.
After the ceremony, President Jokowi, accompanied by First Lady Ibu Iriana, and Vice President Jusuf Kalla, accompanied by Ibu Mufidah Kalla, congratulated the newly-inaugurated ambassadors.
The 16 Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary who were inaugurated by President Jokowi are, as follows:
- Wajid Fauzi, Indonesian Ambassador to the Syrian Arab Republic, posted in Damascus;
- Cheppy T Wartono, Indonesian Ambassador to the United Mexican States, Belize, Republic of El Salvador, and Republic of Guatemala, posted in Mexico City;
- Dewa Made Juniarta Saastrawan, Indonesian Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Republic of Zambia, posted in Harare;
- Tri Tharyat, Indonesian Ambassador to the State of Kuwait, posted in Kuwait City;
- Abdurachman Hudiono Dimas Wahab, Indonesian Ambassador to Hungary, posted in Budapest;
- Al Busyra Basnur, Indonesian Ambassador to Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Republic of Djibouti and the African Union, posted in Addis Ababa;
- Siti Nugraha Mauludiah, Indonesian Ambassador to the Republic of Poland, posted in Warsaw;
- Mahendra Siregar, Indonesian Ambassador to the United States, posted in Washington DC;
- Sunaryo Kartadinata, Indonesian Ambassador to the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Kyrgyz Republic, posted in Tashkent;
- Arrmanatha Christiawan Nasir, Indonesian Ambassador to the French Republic, the Principality of Andorra, Principality of Monaco, and UNESCO, posted in Paris;
- Edi Yusup, Indonesian Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil, posted in Brasilia;
- Muhammad Anshor, Indonesian Ambassador to the Republic of Chile, posted in Santiago;
- Abdul Kadir Jaelani, Indonesian Ambassador to Canada and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), posted in Ottawa;
- Hajriyanto Thohari, Indonesian Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon, posted in Beirut;
- Julang Pujianto, Indonesian Ambassador to the Republic of Suriname and the Co-operative Republic of Guyana, posted in Paramaribo; and
- Muhammad Iqbal, Indonesian Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey, posted in Ankara.
Also attending the inauguration ceremony were Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy, Minister of Transportation Budi K. Sumadi, Minister of Communication and Informatics Rudiantara, the Indonesian National Defence Forces (TNI) Commander Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto and the Indonesian National Police (Polri) Chief General Tito Karnavian. (FID/OJI/ES)
Translated by: Muhardi
Edited by: Yuyu Mulyani