President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, Wednesday (01/12), inaugurated three Indonesian Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to several friendly countries at the State Palace in Jakarta.
The appointment of these ambassadors is based on Presidential Decree Number 4/P of 2022 on the Appointment of Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia, dated January 11, 2022. The decree was read out by Deputy for Apparatus Administrative Affairs of Ministry of State Secretariat Nanik Purwanti.
On that occasion, the Head of State administered the oath of office to the inaugurated ambassadors.
“I promise that I, to be appointed as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, will be faithful to the 1945 Constitution of the Republic of Indonesia and execute all laws and regulations as straightforwardly as possible for my service to the nation and state,” the President said while dictating the oath to the ambassadors.
The newly-inaugurated ambassadors are as follows:
- Sunarko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic Indonesia to the Republic of the Sudan, residing in Khartoum;
- Lieutenant General (Retired) Agus Widjojo, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to the Republic of the Philippines accredited to the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau, residing in Manila; and
- Fientje Maritje Suebu, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to New Zealand accredited to Samoa, the Kingdom of Tonga, the Cook Islands, and Niue, residing in Wellington.
At the end of the ceremony, President Jokowi and Vice President Ma’ruf Amin congratulated the newly-inaugurated ambassadors.
Also attending the inaugural ceremony were Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud M.D., Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, and Chief of State Protocol Andy Rachmianto. (TGH/UN) (DH/MUR)