Hadi Thayeb

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Teuku Mohammad Hadi Thayeb (September 14, 1922 – January 10, 2014) was a senior Indonesia diplomat and politician. Thayeb, one of Indonesia's first diplomats, was a co-founder of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1945.[1] He also served as the national Minister of Industry from 1964 to 1966 and the Governor of Aceh from 1981 to 1986.[1]

Thayeb was born on September 14, 1922, in Peureulak, Aceh.[1]

Thayeb was one of the co-founders of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which was founded in 1945 following the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence.[1] The Ministry was initially headquartered in the garage of the country's first Foreign Minister, Achmad Soebardjo, at Jl. Cikini 80-82 in Jakarta.[1] Thayeb was one of the Foreign Ministry's first six staff members.[1] Thayeb served as Indonesia's envoy to numerous countries throughout his diplomatic career, including Ambassador to Italy, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.[1]

Thayeb as served as Indonesia's Minister of Industry from 1964 to 1966 and the Governor of the National Resilience Institute from 1974 to 1979.[1] He was also the Governor of Aceh from 1981 to 1986.[1]

Hadi Thayeb died in Jakarta on January 10, 2014, at the age of 91.[1] His death was announced in a press release issued by Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa who wrote, "He was one of the founders of the Foreign Ministry...He was one of Indonesia’s best diplomats."[1] Thayeb was buried at Karet Bivak Cemetery in Jakarta.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Senior diplomat Thayeb dies at 91". Jakarta Post. 2013-01-11. Retrieved 2014-03-01.