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Guatemala reopens embassy in Jakarta

  • Apriza Pinandita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 11 2019   /  01:47 am
Woman to woman: Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi (right) talks with her counterpart from Guatemala, Sandra Jovel Polanco, ahead of closed-door discussions at the Pancasila Building in Jakarta on Tuesday.(Antara/Puspa Perwitasari)(right) talks with her counterpart from Guatemala, Sandra Jovel Polanco, ahead of closed-door discussions at the Pancasila Building in Jakarta on Tuesday.(Antara/Puspa Perwitasari)

Woman to woman: Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi (right) talks with her counterpart from Guatemala, Sandra Jovel Polanco, ahead of closed-door discussions at the Pancasila Building in Jakarta on Tuesday.(Antara/Puspa Perwitasari)Guatemalan Foreign Minister Sandra Erica Jovel Polanco is in Jakarta to inaugurate the reopening of her country's embassy, in a small win for Indonesia's push into the faraway Latin American and Caribbean region.Guatemala established its mission in Jakarta in 1992 but closed it a year later when it plunged into economic and political crisis.With the reopening of the embassy, Indonesia and Guatemala kick off a new page in their bilateral ties, with the aim of fostering trade and investment cooperation, as well as people-to-people exchanges.The new embassy is the 106th foreign mission in Indonesia and the 14th from Latin America and the Caribbean.With the consider...