President Jokowi Receives Letters of Credence from Eight New Ambassadors

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 26 Juni 2023
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President Jokowi receives Letter of Credence from Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Malaysia to the Republic of Indonesia Syed Md. Hasrin, at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, Monday (06/26). (Photo by: PR/Jay)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Monday (06/26) received Letters of Credence from eight new Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (LBBP) of friendly countries to the Republic of Indonesia.

The ceremony that began with the singing of the national anthem of each friendly country was held at the Kredensial room, Merdeka Palace in Jakarta.

The eight new Ambassadors are:

  1. Dorcas Makgato, Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Botswana residing in Canberra (Canada);
  2. Tumur Amarsanaa, Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mongolia residing in Bangkok (Thailand);
  3. Herman Pule Diamonds, Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Namibia residing in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia);
  4. Dato Syed Md. Hasrin Syed Hussin, Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Malaysia to the Republic of Indonesia;
  5. Gina A. Jamoralin, Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Philippines to the Republic of Indonesia;
  6. Fabien Penone, Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the French Republic to the Republic of Indonesia;
  7. Talip Kucukcan, Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Turkiye to the Republic of Indonesia;
  8. Fekadu Beyene Aleka, Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to the Republic of Indonesia.

The submission of the Letters of Credence officially marked the start of the term of office of the Ambassadors in Indonesia.

Following the submission of the credentials to the President, the Ambassadors bid their farewell. Indonesia’s national anthem Indonesia Raya was also sung during the moment.

In the meantime, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno L.P. Marsudi stated that Indonesia’s bilateral relations—ranging from trade to investment—with the eight countries are in a good term.

“I am sure our relationship will be even stronger in the future,” Retno added. (FID/UN) (GWH/LW)

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