Rumania

INDONESIAN - ROMANIAN BILATERAL RELATIONS

 

- Politics Bilateral Relations
- Economy & Trade Bilateral Relations
- Cultural and Social Bilateral Relations

 

BILATERAL RELATIONS IN POLITICAL FIELDS


Republic of Indonesia and Romania have been so far pursuing excellent relation in the political field. A long lasting good diplomatic relation has been further strengthened by the exchanges of state visits by the Presidents. The state visit made by President Megawati Soekarnoputri to Romania in April 2003, as well as the return visit by President Ion Iliescu to Indonesia in February 2004 have been a new mile stone showing a strong evidence of high level relations achieved by the two countries. Following the visits, bilateral political consultation between the two countries were established.
Being traditional partners for decades, Republic of Indonesia and Romania have been working together in various international forums such as the United Nations. Both countries have also been cooperatives in extending mutual support to each other’s candidatures in various international organizations.


Exchange of visits by the two countries senior government officials and parliamentary delegations :

1.       State visits of the President of the Republic of Indonesia in 1960, 1961 and 1985, as well as State Visits of the President of Romania in 1962, 1965, 1982, 1988, 1997 and 2003,2004.

2.       Official and working visits of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia to Romania in 1971, 1974, 1975, 1982, 1984 and 1985. So far, none of the Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs visited Indonesia.

3.       Other visits of Indonesian Ministers and Officials to Romania took place as follows:

  • Visit of the Prime Minister of Indonesia in 1961
  • Visit of the Minister for Research, June 1974
  • Visit of the Vice President of the Indonesian Parliament, July 1974
  • Visit of the Coordinating Minister for People Welfare, August 1974
  • Visit of the Trade Minister, September 1974
  • Visit of the General Manager of Batan, October 1974
  • Visit of the President of the People’ Assembly/Parliament, 1975
  • Visit of the Vice President of the Parliament, March-April 1979
  • Visit of the Head of National Atomic Energy Bureau, April 1979
  • Visit of the Minister for Agriculture, June 1981
  • Visit of the Coordinating Minister for Economy, Finance and Industry, November 1981
  • Visit of the Vice Speaker of the Parliament, 1983
  • Visit of the Coordinating Minister for Economy, Finance and Industry, November 1981
  • Visit of the Chairman of the Supreme Advisory Council, August 1984
  • Visit of the Minister for Forestry, 1985
  • Visit of the Delegation from the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce, 1986
  • Visit of the Vice Speaker of the Parliament, 1988
  • Visit of the Delegation of the Ministry of Co-operative and Small and Medium Enterprises, September 2000
  • Visit of the Delegation of the Indonesian-Romanian Bilateral Cooperation Group, 2002.
  • Visit of the Director General for European and American Affairs, the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia to Bucharest, for bilateral discussions, 17-20 September 2002
  • Visit of the Indonesian President, H.E. Mme. Megawati Soekarnoputri, April 2003
  • Visit of the Delegation of People’s Consultative Assembly, Parliament of Indonesia, Oktober 2003
  • Visit of the Delegation of National Resilience Institute (Lemhannas), September 2004
  • Visit of the Indonesian Delegation attending the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Congress, September 2004
  • Visit of the Indonesian Delegation attending the Bilateral Consultation Forum, January 2005
  • Visit of the President of National Olympic Committee of Indonesia (KONI), May 2005
  • Visit of the Delegation of The Indonesia– Romania Bilateral Cooperation Group, Indonesia House of Representatif, November 2005
  • VIsit of The Minister of Justice and Human Rights , April 2006
  • Visit of The Special Envoy of Indonesian Government , May 2006

BILATERAL RELATIONS IN INFORMATION, SOCIAL AND CULTURE

 

The Bilateral Relation of Cooperation on Information, Social and Culture between Indonesia – Romania runs smoothly. The MoU On Culture signed by both Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the two countries was concluded during the visit of the President of the Republic of Indonesia in 1960 to Romania and since then it has become the first legal cooperation agreement between Indonesia – Romania. The signing was followed by the opening of the Embassies in both countries. The MoU allowed the cooperation in the field Culture, High Education, Knowledge and Scientific research.


As the follow-up of the cooperation agreement, in 1961 the Romanian Government began to offer full-board scholarship for Indonesian students interested to study in the universities in Romania. By the end of the validity of the scholarship in 1965, dozens of Indonesian student had benefited of the scholarship, most of whom studied in Medical, Economic, Polytechnics, Mining and Refinery field. At present, the Romanian Government is still offering facility not only for students from Indonesia, but also scholarship for the embassy’s staff members in the form of free of tuition fee. On the contrary, the number of Romanian students benefiting scholarship from Indonesian high education institution seems to be small.

 

On various occasions, Romanian Officials expressed their hope directly that the 2 countries can make efforts to find ways for reviewing the 1960 Cultural Cooperation Agreement, whether at the level of substance or in the implementation, on the grounds of the fundamental changes having occurred in both countries.


The cooperation on Sport between Indonesia and Romania has begun since the communist era. Ever since, Indonesia has sent a number of Athletes to Romania for training and Romania has sent their trainers or coaches to Indonesia for a period of time. The sports for which the Indonesian Athletes came to train are fencing, Water Polo and wrestling , as well gymnastics. The most frequent sport field chosen by the Indonesian Athletes is Gymnastic.

 

Indonesian national athletes came for training in the field of gymnastics in 1985 , 1986, 1987, 1999, 2003, and on March 2005. Most of the Indonesian national Athletes came to Romania in view of short or long term training before the participating in Sea Games contest or international contest events. Beside the gymnastic training, in 1997 Indonesia sent wrestling team to Romania for 2 months ( July – August) in view of preparation for Sea Games contest in Jakarta in October 1997. In August – September 1997, Indonesian national athlete on Fencing also conducted try-out in Romania.

 

In this year (July - August 2012) both Indonesian Gymnastics and Wrestling Team make their training in Romania.