Taking place at the Presidential Palace of the Republic of Zambia in Lusaka, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia, Stephanus Yuwono, presented his credential to President Edgar Chagwa Lungu, on February 18, 2015.
Ambassador Yuwono, in his speech in front of the President Lungu and Zambian officials, conveyed the warm greetings from President Joko Widodo and congratulated President Lungu for his election last January. Ambassador Yuwono also expressed the hope that bilateral relations between the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Zambia which has been established would be increased, particularly in the fields of economy and trade. Besides Ambassador Yuwono, other Ambassadors presented his credentials to President Lungu on that day that were the Ambassador of Zimbabwe, Kenya, Lesotho, Thailand and Georgia.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia Presented His Credentials to the President of Zimbabwe
On February 19, 2015, Ambassador Yuwono met President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, at the Presidential Palace in Harare, Zimbabwe to present the credential from President Joko Widodo. Ambassador Yuwono conveyed the warm greetings from President Jokowi to President Mugabe and wished him early happy 91st birthday, which will be on February 21, 2015.
In a bilateral meeting between Ambassador Yuwono and President Mugabe, who was accompanied by Foreign Minister Simbarashe Mumbengegwi and some officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Zimbabwe, the issue discussed were the bilateral relationship between Indonesia and Zimbabwe which has been on good terms and the desire of Zimbabwe to cooperate in the field of economics and technical cooperation.
On the sidelines of the presentation of credentials to President Lungu and President Mugabe, Ambassador Yuwono also extended invitation from President Jokowi to both Presidents to attend the 60th anniversary of the Asian-African Conference and the 10th anniversary of the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership.