October 5, 1960
Pare-Pare, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia
|Known for||Diplomat and Academician|
|Religion||Islam, Sunni, Sufi|
Prof Dr Hamid Awaluddin was born in Pare-Pare, Sulawesi Selatan on 5 October 1960. His tenure in office as Indonesian ambassador in Russia and Belarus began on 8 April 2008. Previously he was Minister of Law and Human Rights in Indonesia from 20 October 2004 - 8 May 2007. His tenure as Indonesian ambassador in Russia and Belarus ended in November 2011. On 26 November 2011 the Russia Muftis Council has awarded Hamid Awaluddin with an “Al-Fahr” honorary medal for his role in initiating partnership between Indonesian and Russian Muslims.
His political career began early with his involvement in university activities. Beginning in his student years, he was active in the Islamic Students Association in Makassar, South Sulawesi. He attended university at Hasanuddin University in Makassar and later received his PhD in 1998 from the American University in the U.S. Before becoming cabinet minister Awaluddin was a member of the Indonesian Election Commission.
Hamid was also the lead negotiator and representative of Indonesian Government in the negotiations which led to the signing of the Peace Settlement MOU with the Free Aceh Movement in Helsinki in August 2005.
- "Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexei Borodavkin Meets with Indonesian Ambassador to Moscow Hamid Awaluddin" (Press release). Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Russia). Retrieved 2008-07-02.
- Berita pelantikan Dubes RI oleh Presiden di situs presidensby.info
- Indonesian ambassador receives honorary medal from Russian muftis
- A detailed account is set out in Hamid Awaludin, Peace in Aceh: Notes on the peace process between the Republic of Indonesia and the Aceh Freedom Movement (GAM) in Helsinki, CSIS, Jakarta, 2009, translated by Tim Scott, ISBN 978-979-1295-11-6.