THE HISTORY OF THE EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA

A bilateral relation of Indonesia and Hungary began at June 26, 1955 , and continued with the installment of Indonesian Ambassador to Hungary, Burhanuddin Diah on November 13, 1959 resided in Prague , Czechoslovakia. the Embassy of Republic of Indonesia in Budapest was opened on March, 30, 1960 by R. Iman Surjakusuma, First Secretary as the Charge d’ Affair until the arrival of the Ambassador of Indonesia to the Republic of Hungary, on August 10, 1962.

Due to the fall of Yugoslavia Federation into 5 new states namely Republic of Croatia, Republic of Slovenia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Republic of Macedonia and Serbia Montenegro at the beginning of nineties, the Government of Indonesia acknowledged the independence of the said new states of former Yugoslavia by opening a diplomatic relation at the Ambassadorial level.

Indonesian Embassy in Budapest is accredited to Hungary , Croatia , Republic of Macedonia and Bosnia Herzegovina.Considering the political deliberation, the Government of Indonesia decided that the Republic of Croatia, Republic of Macedonia, and Bosnia Herzegovina are the regions accredited to the Indonesian Embassy in Budapest. The decision is in accordance with the Decree of the Minister of Foreign Affairs no. SK.06/A/OT/VI/2004/01 of 2004, dated June 1, 2004.

The Indonesian Government acknowledged the Independence of Croatia on May 16, 1992. The two countries began a diplomatic relation on September 2, 1992 by signing a joint communiqué in Jakarta. Due to the unstable internal situation in Croatia, Indonesian Ambassador Mr. Soelaeman Pringgodigdo could only present the credential to President Franjo Tudjman by 11October, 1994.

Meanwhile, the diplomatic relation with Bosnia Herzegovina started since May 20, 1992 and continued with the signing of joint communiqué of opening the diplomatic relation by representative of Indonesian Mission for United Nations in New York, Ambassador Nugroho Wisnumurti and Vice President of the Republic of Bosnia Herzegovina, Dr. Ejup Ganic in New York at April 11, 1994. Considering the war at that time, the credential of Indonesian Ambassador to Bosnia Herzegovina, Mr. Soelaeman Pringgodigdo could only be presented to President Alija Izetbegovic by February 8, 1995.

The Government of Indonesia acknowledged the Republic of Macedonia as “the Former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia” FYROM on May 25, 1993 and continued by the agreement to start the diplomatic relation. The Indonesian Government decided to open the diplomatic relation at the Ambassadorial level, and named the Republic of Macedonia as FYROM. Due to the political reason, the presentation of credential of the Indonesian Ambassador to the President of the Republic of Macedonia could not be conducted yet at that time.

Considering the support of Macedonia toward Indonesian foreign policy, since August 2006, the Government of the Republic Indonesia could acknowledge the designation’s name of Republic of Macedonia for conducting the bilateral relation. The bilateral relation with Republic of Macedonia continues to develop and on March 13, 2007, the first Indonesian Ambassador to Republic of Macedonia resided in Budapest, H. E Mangasi Sihombing presented the Letter of Credentials to the President of the Republic of Macedonia, Branko Crvenkovski at the Macedonian Presidential Palace.

In 2010, with the opening of the Indonesian Embassy in Zagreb, Republic of Croatia, and in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina, the Indonesian Embassy in Budapest remains accredited only to the Republic of Hungary and the Republic of Macedonia.

In 2015, the Government of Indonesia decided that the accreditation of the Republic of Macedonia is covered by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Sofia. This decision is fully implemented in 2016.

 

 

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