Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Indonesia)
|Kementerian Luar Negeri|
Ministry of Foreign Affairs' building, taken in 1925
|Formed||19 August 1945|
Jalan Pejambon No.6|
Jakarta Pusat 10110
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesian: Kementerian Luar Negeri Republik Indonesia) is a government ministry responsible for the country's foreign politics. The ministry was formerly known as the Department of Foreign Affairs (Departemen Luar Negeri Republik Indonesia, better known as Deplu).
The name changed due to the new law about State Ministry of 2008 (UU 39/2008).
The ministry is one of the ministries that is mentioned in the Constitution of Indonesia, so the president has no authority to dissolve this ministry, compared to other ministries that are not mentioned in the Constitution of Indonesia.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was founded in 1945 following the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence from the Netherlands. The headquarters was initially located in the garage of the country's first Foreign Minister, Achmad Soebardjo, at Jl. Cikini 80-82 in Jakarta. The Ministry started with just six employees, including Hadi Thayeb.
The Foreign Affairs of Indonesia Ministers are as follow:
|Retno Marsudi||Minister||Overall responsibility|
|Abdurrahman Mohammad Fachir||Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs|
|Yohanes Kristiarto Soeryo Legowo||Secretary General|
|Desra Percaya||Director General for Asia Pacific and African Affairs||Asia Pacific and Africa|
|Muhammad Anshor||Director General of American and European Affairs||America and European|
|Jose Antonio Morato Tavares||Director General for ASEAN Cooperation||South East Asian countries|
|Hasan Kleib||Director General for Multilateral Affairs|
|Esti Andayani||Director General for Information and Public Diplomacy|
|Ferry Adamhar||Director General for Legal Affairs and International Treaties|
|Andri Hadi||Director General for Protocol and Consular Affairs|
|Siswo Pramono||Head of Policy Analysis and Development Agency|
The task and duty of Ministry of Foreign Affairs is different from time to time, is as follows:
Their main duty through the aid of diplomacy:
- Making every effort to gain sympathy and support from international community, building solidarity from partners of various fields through any effort to gain support and acknowledgement upon Indonesia’s independence
- Conducting conferences and making agreements on:
- 1947 – Linggarjati Agreement – acknowledgement upon the Republic of Indonesia, which covered Java and Madura
- 1948 – Renville Agreement – acknowledgement upon the Republic of Indonesia, which covered Java and Sumatera
- 1949 – Round Table Conference – Indonesia was in the form of Federal State
- 1950 Indonesia’s diplomacy has restored the unity of all the regions in the republic of Indonesia by revoking the Round Table Conference.
The first five-year period of Indonesia’s independence was a period which decided the struggle to maintain the independence which was a part of the history to decide the character or the nature of Indonesia's foreign policy.
The spirit of Struggle Diplomacy has made Indonesia attain support from international community of the United Nations in the year 1950.
The prominent duties are:
- The acknowledgement of West Irian
- The acknowledgement of Indonesia as an archipelagic country as the result of the struggle of the law of the sea – UNCLOS (United Nation Convention on Law of the Sea)
- The development of ASEAN Cooperation
- Making the effort of gaining international acknowledgement on East Timor
- Being the chairman to Non-Aligned Movement to struggle for the sake of developing countries
- Being the chairman to APEC and G-15
- Improving the co-operation of development
The main duty is directed to:
- Prevent nation disintegration potential
- Attempt to help economic recovery
- Attempt to improve the image of Indonesia
- Improve the quality of serving and protecting the citizens of Indonesia
List of ministers
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