Jakarta, 10 December 2010 Press release

Indonesia: Opening of new Austrian honorary consulate in Surabaya

Jakarta, 10 December 2010 – At the end of November, the new Austrian honorary consulate for East Java was opened in a formal ceremony by the Austrian Ambassador Klaus Wölfer and the Indonesian Deputy Foreign Minister Triyono Wibowo.

Mr. J. R. Tadjimin, owner of the J. W. Marriott Hotel in Surabaya, with its 2.7 million inhabitants the second largest city of Indonesia, will act as honorary consul. He has excellent contacts to both business and politics, as well as to the world of academia. The harbour city of Surabaya, an important industrial centre, is the capital of the province of East Java, comprising 37 million inhabitants.

Among the 500 high-ranking guests were the governor of the province, Soekarwo, as well as representatives of Austrian business. The impressive event was rounded off by musical performances and a fashion show.

Following the opening of its new honorary consulate in Bandung, West Java, a few months ago, Austria will soon have three honorary consulates in Indonesia. The new consulate in Yogyakarta (central Java) will be opened shortly.

In Bali, the island that is renowned for holiday-making and congress tourism, Austria’s interests are represented by the Swiss honorary consul.

Additional information and a list of all Austrian representations in Indonesia can be found on the website of the Ministry for European and International Affairs at www.aussenministerium.at

Austrian Embassy in Jakarta
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