Sat, 06 Dec 2003

Foreign envoys present credentials

JAKARTA: President Megawati Soekarnoputri received on Friday letters presenting the credentials of the new Vietnamese and Irish ambassadors to Indonesia.

In a state ceremony at Merdeka Palace, Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Hoang An presented his letter of credential to Megawati at 10 a.m., while Irish Ambassador Hugh Swift, who is stationed in Singapore, presented his credentials at 10:30 a.m.

The two ambassadors held brief courtesy meetings with the President afterwards. Megawati was accompanied by Minister of Foreign Affairs Hassan Wirayuda. -- JP