Nasaruddin Will Be Handed Over Soon: Foreign Minister

11 , 2011 | Source: The Jakarta Post

The Foreign Ministry on Wednesday announced it has completed documents required by Colombian authorities to repatriate fugitive graft suspect M. Nazaruddin who was arrested by local police in Cartagena on Sunday.

The Colombian government had asked for an official letter of request from the Foreign Ministry, including the legal considerations for the handover of Nazaruddin to Indonesian authorities in Colombia.

Nazaruddin is wanted by the Indonesian government for his alleged role in the corruption of state funds earmarked for the 2011 SEA Games.

"I have received reports from our representatives in Colombia. The Colombian government has accepted the [documents]. Based on our schedule, Nazaruddin will be handed over from the Colombian prosecutors′ office to the Colombian Immigration office, on August 10 at 5 p.m. local time,"Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said Wednesday.

The Colombian Immigration office would then release Nazaruddin to the Indonesian government, Marty added, without detailing the exact hand-over schedule.

Marty said that a special team sent to collect Nazaruddin was already in the Colombian capital, Bogota. However, he could not confirm when Nazaruddin would be deported from Colombia.

Nazaruddin is currently being held under the custody of the Colombian authorities.

 

The European Commission`s decision to clear all Indonesian air carriers from the EU Air Safety list has provided an opportunity for Indonesia to restore the confidence of the international community on the country`s aviation sector.
Indonesia is preparing steps in response to the European Union`s (EU`s) plan to phase out the use of palm oil-based biofuel energy that will affect palm oil-producing countries.
As many as 93 forestry and environment experts from various countries will attend the 3rd Asia Pacific Rainforest Summit (APRS) which will be held in Yogyakarta on April 23--23 to discuss progress in the implementation of Paris Agreement.
Ciletuh-Pelabuhanratu geopark has officially been declared as part of the UNESCO Global Geopark (UGG) which will be a new history for tourism in West Java.
Finance Minister, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, was named the best finance minister in Asia and the Pacific for 2018 by Hong Kong-based financial magazine FinanceAsia for the second time in a row.
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) noted here on Monday that Indonesia is a large country, whose economy will grow stronger and increase in 2030.
Address: 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 26. | MAP |
Phone: (+36-1) 413 3800 Fax: (+36-1) 322 8669
E-mail: embassy@indonesianembassy.hu