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Jakarta Post

New RI ambassador to UK pledges greater cooperation

  • Bagus BT. Saragih

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 27 2016   /  07:24 am

The new Indonesian Ambassador to both the UK and Ireland, Rizal Sukma, presented his letter of credentials to Queen Elizabeth II in London on Wednesday.

Rizal said he hoped the event would mark greater cooperation and partnership between Jakarta and London especially in the areas of economy, politics and culture.

Rizal traveled in a horse-drawn carriage to Buckingham Palace to attend the credentials-presentation ceremony.

It was followed by a reception at the Indonesian Embassy in London that was attended by foreign dignitaries, politicians and the British diplomatic community, as well as members of business and academic circles.

In his speech, Rizal expressed his hope that the relationship between Indonesia and the UK would grow stronger and thrive in the future.

“The relationship and cooperation between Indonesia and the UK can currently be seen a...