Sat, 12 Apr 2003

New envoys presents credentials

JAKARTA: President Megawati Soekarnoputri received credential letters from the nonresident ambassadors of Guinea and Ethiopia on Friday.

New Ethiopian Ambassador to Indonesia Koang Tutiam Dung is stationed in Tokyo, while the Guinean Ambassador to Indonesia Mamadou Toure resides in Kuala Lumpur.

The ceremony took place at Merdeka Palace and was attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs Hassan Wirayuda.

"The two countries are long-time friends of Indonesia and the appointment of these new ambassadors will strengthen our relations," Hassan said.--JP