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.
relationship between Indonesia
was started in 1976. Qatar
established its Embassy in Jakarta,
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
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.