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Diplomats Agenda : Archive Articles 2009

US Ambassadors

U.S. Ambassador Honors Winners of "Ocean in Focus" National Underwater Photo Competition

December 2nd 2009

On December 1st, 2009, The winners of "Ocean in Focus" Underwater Photo Competition with U.S. Ambassador Cameron R. Hume (second from left). The competition was sponsored by Canon and supported by DKP, The Nature Conservancy, Coca-Cola and Tamasya Magazine".[more..]

SBY and Obama

APEC 2009 dress code: a cross breed garment of Mao Zedong's style of dressing and a trishaw puller

November 16th 2009

I would have selected a much better outfit for these the leaders especially for H.E. SBY. The garment maybe silk but .........".[more..]

yayasan marhamah orphanage

Yayasan Marhamah Orphanage receives Donations

November 15th 2009

November 14 2009, The Embassy of Pakistan in Jakarta donated edibles, bedstead, fans, cleanliness items and sports goods worth about Indonesian rupiah-Rp seven million, for the children at the Yayasan Marhamah Orphanage, Chipinang Cempedak.".[more..]

APEC Summit 2009

APEC Leaders looking beyond economic recovery

November 15th 2009

Looking beyond recovery, say Leaders of 21 APEC economies, demands "a new growth paradigm and an expanded trade and investment agenda that will strengthen regional economic integration (REI) in the Asia-Pacific region".[more..]

132nd Birth Anniversary Iqbal Day ceremony held at Jakarta

November 9th 2009

Speakers at the special Iqbal Day ceremony held at the Embassy of Pakistan, Jakarta on Monday resolved to take the country to the height of glory Iqbal had envisioned for it some eight decades ago in his famous Allahbad address. [more..]

ASEAN solidarity

ASEAN Solidarity in Times of Disaster

October 7th 2009

The Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr Surin Pitsuwan, yesterday visited Padang and Pariaman, two cities hit by a recent earthquake in the West Sumatra province of Indonesia. [more..]

U.S. Embassy Launches YouTube Channel for Indonesia

September 16th 2009

Jakarta - The U.S. Embassy now has its own YouTube channel, featuring over 100 short videos covering a wide range of topics about the United States, including American culture, society, education, religious practice, politics, tourism and English-language education. Located at, the clips featured on the video-sharing website are in Indonesian or have Indonesian subtitles. [more..]

Outgoing Charge d' Affaires Posted as Pakistani Ambassador to the Maldives

July 16th 2009

L Mr. Saeed Javed -Press and Cultural Attache from Pakistan Embassy of Jakarta, Mr.Salman Babar Beg- Second Secretary from Pakistan Embassy of Jakarta, H.E. Maj.Gen Nanda Mallawaarachchi - Sri Lankan Ambassador,  Mr. Akhtar Ali Sulehri-Charge d' Affaires from Pakistan Embassy of Jakarta, H.E. Ibrahim A.Hajiyev-Ambassador of Azerbaijan and Mr. M.Asruchin-Director for South and Central Asia from Foreign Ministry Indonesia-R. [more..]

Aung San Suu Kyi in the Face of the Oppression
Diplomatic support for human rights and democracy

July 6th 2009

In this 21st Century, the shameful chapter of Burma's military junta history on acts of groundless cruelty by forced detention, and meaningless criminal charges brought against the peaceful opposition NLD leader Aung San Suu Kyi and thousands of Burmese political detainees of the NLD party. The NLD political detainees are severely punished for lawfully winning 80% of the electoral vote in 1990. [more..]

U.S. and Indonesia Sign $30 Million Debt-for-Nature Agreement

July 1st 2009

Jakarta on the 30th June 2009, The U. S. and Indonesian Governments today signed a debt-for-nature swap agreement under the Tropical Forest Conservation Act that will reduce Indonesia's debt payments to the U.S. by nearly $30 million over eight years. In return, the Government of Indonesia will commit these funds to support grants to protect and restore the country's tropical forests. This agreement, in partnership with Conservation International and the Indonesian Biodiversity Foundation (Yayasan Keanekaragaman Hayati Indonesia, or KEHATI), will be the first ever in Indonesia as well as the largest debt-for-nature swap of its kind thus far. [more..]

Czech Republic Handover of EU Presidency to Sweden

June 11th 2009

On June 5th 2009, in a hand-over ceremony organized by the Czech Embassy in Jakarta, symbolizing the end of the Czech Republic's European Union presidency that ends on June 30th 2009 over to Sweden. Sweden takes over the presidency on July 1, 2009.[more..]

Latitudes in Transit, an exhibition of contemporary Arts by women of two developing Nations

April 4th, 2009

As Mexican curator Maria Ortiz said in her release, “In light of the International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2009, we gathered the work of artists from Mexico and Indonesia to celebrate diverse expressions of womanhood.” Truly she meant, to celebrate, to celebrate our progress of our stance, having been through time of inequality since the Stone Age. We, women have come a long way and are no longer second fiddle to men; no longer living under the shadows of men. In fact many men have been outright coned out of their wallets by women’s beauty alone. Many women too have made it to the top becoming presidents, ambassadors, surgeons, teachers, famous artists, actresses, hawkers, traders and so on.[more..]

UK Ministry of Defence, holds International Security Seminar

14th ASEAN Summit: Global Economic and Financial Crisis

4 March 2009 Cha-am, Thailand

On 1 March 2009, at 11.15-11.30 hrs. ASEAN Heads of State and Government signed Cha-am Hua Hin Declaration on the Roadmap for an ASEAN Community (2009-2015) at the Royal Dusit Grand Ballroom A, Dusit Thani Hua Hin Hotel, Cha-am, Phetchaburi. [more..]

UK Ministry of Defence, holds International Security Seminar

UK Ministry of Defence, holds International Security Seminar

Tuesday, March 3th 2009

The British Embassy Jakarta, in conjunction with the Indonesian Ministry of Defence, hosted an International Border Security seminar from 2-6 March 2009 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta. The aim of the seminar is to increase awareness of regional border security issues in order to develop an understanding and inter-agency co-operation. [more..]

Uzbekistan Foreign Minister visits ASEAN Secretariat

Uzbekistan Foreign Minister visits ASEAN Secretariat

12 February 2009

The Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan, His Excellency Vladimir Norov, visited the ASEAN Secretariat , the first high-level dignitary from Central Asia to do so.

Minister Norov met Dr Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary-General of ASEAN, and was briefed on ASEAN’s community building efforts and ASEAN’s strengthened role following the entry into force of the ASEAN Charter on 15 December 2008. [more..]


U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to Visit Jakarta

February 6th 2009

New U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will visit Jakarta as part of an official trip to Asia in an effort to strengthen ties with the region.

In her first trip abroad since taking office, Secretary Clinton will travel to Asia, departing Washington, D.C. on February 15.  Secretary Clinton will visit Japan on February 16-18, Indonesia on February 18-19, the Republic of Korea on February 19-20, and China February 20-22.  The announcement was made in Washington by Robert A. Wood, Acting U.S. Department of State Spokesman. [more..]

Maxime Verhagen, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

Erasmus Huis Spirit
of Interaction
Reality expressed in Sculpture

1st February 2009

To mark this prestigious exhibition, which includes works by 12 handpick Indonesian sculptors was officially opened on the 14th January 2009, by the visiting, quite dashing I may add, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands H.E. Maxime Verhagen. It is not often to see a minister with appeals; tubbier are the more common norms. [more..]

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