Embassy's History

The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Doha, State of Qatar was established on June 22nd, 1999 and was headed by Hon. Mr. Eddy S. Suryodiningrat as Charge d’ Affaires en pied. Since December 12th, 2003, the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Doha is headed by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

Bilateral relationship between Indonesia and Qatar was started in 1976. Qatar established its Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia in November 1997.

Generally, relationship between both countries runs well, and has been improved by visiting each other by parliamentary leaders of each country. When Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, Dr. Nur Hassan Wirajuda visited Doha in April 2003, MOU regarding bilateral communication between Ministry of Foreign Affairs of both countries was signed.

Through international forum, both countries had some vision about some regional and international issues and tried to tighten relationship by supporting each other in becoming a member of international organization. 

In the political context, the existence of the Indonesian Embassy in Doha is needed as a bridge of communication and diplomacy between Indonesia and the Middle East countries for seeking political support for the territorial integrity of Indonesia.

Indonesia’s relationship with Qatar has traditionally been characterized by skilled manpower in Oil and Gas sector, investment in the resource sectors and a growing level of trade. Economically Qatar and other countries of accreditation the potentials to develop. The presence of the Indonesian Embassy in Doha enables Indonesian and Qatari business people to gather and collect information regarding the economic potentials both sides.

The organizational structure of the Indonesian Embassy in Doha consists of a Head of Mission, operational sections to handle political, economic, information and social-cultural as well as consular affairs and an administration section which functions as a supporting unit.