?On the 24th of February 2014 at 16:00, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to the Republic of Chile, Philemon Arobaya presented his Letters of Credence to the President of Chile H.E Michelle Bachelet. The ceremony took place at the O'Higgins room of the La Moneda Presidential Palace.
During the occasion, The President of Chile also received the Letters of Credence from the Ambassadors of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Republic of Finland, the Islamic Republic of Iran, New Zealand and the Republic of Ireland. The Indonesian Ambassador was the first to present his Letters of Credence to the President of Chile.
Ambassador Philemon Arobaya is Indonesia’s 7th Ambassador since the Embassy was opened on March 8 of 1991. Meanwhile the bilateral relations between Indonesia and Chile, has been established since 50 years ago, precisely in 1965.
The Ceremony began with an inspection of the Guard of Honor by Ambassador Arobaya. Once presented his credentials to the President of Chile, Ambassador Philemon Arobaya was then invited to an audience of about 15 minutes with the President of Chile.
The conversation with the President took place in a very cordial atmosphere; Ambassador Philemon Arobaya conveyed The Republic of Indonesia’s warm greetings and highest appreciation for the President of Chile and its People. Furthermore, they discussed efforts to continue to foster the bilateral relations, both in the political, economic and socio-cultural fields.
The Ceremony of the Presentation of Credentials concluded by a Salutation by the Carabineros Forces (National Police of the Republic of Chile) and Guard of Honor played the National Anthem of Indonesia Raya before the Ambassador left the Presidential Palace.