President Jokowi Receives Letters of Credence from Nine New Ambassadors

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 25 Oktober 2021
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President Jokowi receives Letters of Credence from four new Ambassadors of friendly countries, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta
Province, in September. (Photo by: Presidential Secretariat/Lukas)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, on Monday (25/10), received Letters of Credence from nine new Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary (LBPP) of Friendly Countries to the Republic of Indonesia, at the Merdeka Palace, Jakarta.

Following the arrival of the new Ambassadors at the Merdeka Palace, the credential ceremony commenced with the reverberation of the national anthem of each country.

The nine new Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Indonesia are as follows:

  1. Usman Ari Ogah, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the Republic of Indonesia
  2. Rut Krüger Giverin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Norway to the Republic of Indonesia;
  3. Ina Ruth Luise Lepel, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Indonesia;
  4. Kevin Jeffery Burnett, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of New Zealand to the Republic of Indonesia;
  5. Ahmed Abdulla Ahmed Alharmasi Alhajeri, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Bahrain to the Republic of Indonesia;
  6. Filomeno Aleixo da Cruz, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste to the Republic of Indonesia;
  7. Lilla Karsay, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary to the Republic of Indonesia;
  8. Vasyl Hamianin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Indonesia; and
  9. Maria João Falcão Poppe Lopes Cardoso, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Portuguese Republic to the Republic of Indonesia.

The ceremony was held by adhering to strict health protocols such as maintaining a safe distance and wearing face mask.

The submission of the Letters of Credence marked the official start of their ambassadorial duties in Indonesia. The Ambassadors will subsequently be domiciled in Jakarta.

After the Letters of Credence have been received by the President, the Ambassadors and their respective companions bid their farewell. Indonesia’s national anthem Indonesia Raya was also reverberated.

Accompanying President Jokowi during the ceremony were Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno LP Marsudi,  Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, and Director General for Protocol and Consular Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Andy Rachmianto. (Presidential Secretariat/UN) (FI/MMB)

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