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Jakarta Post

Indonesia to build new embassy in Berlin

  • Dwi Atmanta

    The Jakarta Post

Berlin   /   Mon, September 23 2019   /  02:22 am

The Foreign Ministry has moved to realize its long-overdue plan to build an Indonesian Embassy in Berlin on its own property.However, Indonesian Ambassador to Germany Arif Havas Oegroseno said while the construction would take between two to two-and-a-half years, it would not begin anytime soon. It will take the embassy three or four months to complete the paperwork needed to obtain the building permit from the Berlin mayor.“Our target is to have the bureaucratic procedure finished in March next year. It does not matter if the process runs slowly as long as we follow the rules,” he told The Jakarta Post recently.In 2008, during the term of then-foreign minister Hassan Wirajuda, the government bought a 3,000-square meter site for the new embassy building in Tiergarten, Berlin’s diplomatic enclave, just next to the Japanese Embassy. The current five-story building of the Indonesian E...