2019 Annual Press Statement of Retno LP Marsudi, Minister for Foreign Affairs

 1/9/2019

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2019 ANNUAL PRESS STATEMENT
OF THE MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS 
OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA
Jakarta, 9 Januari 2019

Before I begin the Annual Press Statement, let us take a moment of silence for the victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami disasters.

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh,
Good morning and may peace be upon us all, 

Your Excellencies, Ambassadors of friendly countries and Heads of International Organizations, 
Honorable Chair of the First Commission and Members of Parliament,
Our Seniors: Dr. Alwi Shihab, Dr. Marty Natalegawa,
Family Members of Mr. Adam Malik Ambassadors, elders and all members of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, both who are serving in Indonesia, and those serving abroad,
Editors-in-chief of Media Outlets, journalists, stakeholders
Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, 

Let me begin by wishing all of you a very happy and prosperous New Year.

May 2019 be a better and more prosperous year for all.

On behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, I would like to wish you a Happy New Year 2019.

The President of the Republic of Indonesia opened the first day of 2019 with 3 words: optimism, optimism and optimism.

Let us be optimistic. Let us continue to work together to create a better world for all of us.
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