Retno Marsudi named Foreign Affairs Minister

30 Oktober, 2014 | Source: antara news

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo or popularly known as Jokowi has named Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi Foreign Affairs Minister of Indonesia during a press conference held here on Sunday.

Retno Marsudi is a career diplomat. She was born in Semarang, Central Java, on November 1962. She received a bachelor degree in International Relation from Gadjah Mada university, Yogyakarta in 1985.

She entered the Foreign Affairs Ministry right after obtaining her bachelor degree. She had a bright career at the ministry where in 2001 she was appointed the Director for Europe and America.

In 2005 she was sent to Oslo, Norway, as Ambassador of Indonesia. Before completing her task as an ambassador in Oslo, Retno was called back to Indonesia to fill in the position as the Director General for America and Europe Affairs.

Her latest position before taking the position as the Foreign Affirs Minister of Indonesia is ambassador of Indonesia to the Netherlands.


President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has stated that according to US News and World Report survey results, Indonesia was in the second place among the world`s two most attractive countries for investment destination.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) thanked the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for funding several Indonesia`s infrastructure projects.
President Joko Widodo expressed congratulations to mothers and women on the occasion of the International Women`s Day in front of the recipients of Smart Indonesia Card, Hope Family Program, and Social Rice (Rastra) assistance.
Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko received the visit of the American ambassador to Indonesia, Joseph R Donovan Jr, at his office in Jakarta on Monday, to discuss a number of bilateral cooperation, including joint military training.
The Kazakh government is interested to learn the Indonesian National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT)′s soft approaches to deal with terrorism, BNPT Chief Commissioner General Police Suhardi Alius said in a press statement released on Sunday.
Indonesia`s Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita revealed that the country`s exports in 2017 had reached US$168.7 billion, a year-on-year increase of 19.8 percent.
Address: 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 26. | MAP |
Phone: (+36-1) 413 3800 Fax: (+36-1) 322 8669