Colombia–Indonesia relations

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Colombia – Indonesia relations
Map indicating locations of Colombia and Indonesia



Colombia–Indonesia relations refers to international relations between the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Indonesia. Both countries are members of the Non-Aligned Movement, the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council, the Cairns Group, and the CIVETS block. Indonesia has an embassy in Bogota. Colombia has an embassy in Jakarta.[1]


Indonesian Embassy in Bogotá

Diplomatic relations between Colombia and Indonesia were established on 15 September 1980,[2][3] with diplomatic relations handled at the time by the Embassy of Indonesia in Brasilia, Brazil and the Embassy of Colombia in New Delhi, India respectively. In 1983 Colombia elevated its consulate in Jakarta to embassy, and remained in the country until 29 November 2002 when the embassy closed due to budget reasons as part of a wider restructuring by the Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Indonesia opened its embassy in Bogotá on May 1989 and the first ambassador of Indonesia to Colombia, Dr. Trenggono, presented his letter of credence to President Virgilio Barco Vargas on 16 June 1989[4] and has maintained an ambassadorial presence in Colombia ever since.

On 7 March 2011 President of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos Calderón announced the reopening of the Colombian Embassy in Jakarta as part of a campaign to promote the CIVETS economic block, of which Colombia and Indonesia are part of as emerging markets with similar economic background, and in an effort to strengthen ties with Indonesia and Asia in general.[5]

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  1. ^ Colombia Embassy in Jakarta
  2. ^ "Relaciones Internacionales: Indonesia" (in Spanish). Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  3. ^ "Kerjasama Bilateral: Kolombia" (in Indonesian). Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 2011-05-01.
  4. ^ Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1989). Memoria de Relaciones Exteriores [Memoirs of Foreign Affairs] (in Spanish). National Printing Office of Colombia. p. 357.
  5. ^ "Presidente Santos designó al empresario Carlos Urrea como nuevo Embajador en China" [President Santos designated the businessman Carlos Urrea as new Ambassador in China] (in Spanish). Bogotá: Administrative Department of the Presidency of the Republic (SIG). 2011-03-07. Retrieved 2011-05-01.

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