President Jokowi Receives Letters of Credence from Eleven New Ambassadors
Date 4 April 2018
President Joko Jokowi Widodo received Letters of Credence from eleven new Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Indonesia at Merdeka Palace, Jakarta, on Wednesday (4/4).
The Credential was begun with a ceremony at the front yard of the Merdeka Palace. Presidential Security Detail (Paspampres) carried a flag and performed national anthem of the eleven friendly countries in turn.
After paying tribute, all Ambassadors climbed the stairs to enter the Merdeka Palace. Subsequently, they presented their letters of credence to President Jokowi, started with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Republic of Indonesia.
The eleven new Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Indonesia are:
- Mohamed Ghassan Mohamed Adnan Shaikho, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Bahrain;
- Kim Chang-beom, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea;
- Irakli Asashvili, Ambassador of Georgia;
- Selima Dikawakawayali Veisamasama, Ambassador of the Republic of Fiji;
- Beata Stoczynska, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland;
- Lyudmila Georgievna Vorobieva, Ambassador of the Russian Federation;
- Gary Francis Quinlan AO, Ambassador of Australia;
- Dorothy Samali Hyuha, Ambassador of the Republic of Uganda;
- Ramzia Diab Ghanim, Ambassador of the Republic of the Gambia;
- Penke Normans, Ambassador of Republic of Latvia residing in Riga, Latvia;
- Jeanne Guehe, Ambassador of the Republic of Côte dlvoire residing in Canberra, Australia
After the ceremony finished, President Jokowi accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi moved to the veranda at the back of the Merdeka Palace. At this place, each Ambassador had a chance to have a meeting with the President and the Minister.
Accompanied President Jokowi in the event were Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung and Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi. (DNA/AGG/ES) (STU/MMB/Naster)