Mr. Hanif Salim (left), Mr. Ibnu Hadi, Indonesian Ambassador to Vietnam and Mr. Nguyen Minh Vu, Director General of Consular Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam. (Photo: CPV)Consul General Salim, who arrived in Ho Chi Minh City early March this year, expressed his appreciation to DG Vu for the issuance of exequatur from the Vietnamese Government which was signed by Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Nguyen Quoc Dung on behalf of Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Pham Binh Minh.
In the ceremony held in the Consular Department of Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Consul General Salim was accompanied by Indonesian Ambassador to Vietnam H.E. Ibnu Hadi, Minister Counsellor of the Indonesian Embassy in Hanoi Andi Dirgahayu and protocol officials from both Indonesian Embasy and Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City.
Photo: CPVHo Chi Minh City is the most populous city and the most important center for Vietnam’s economy. The newly appointed Consul General hopes to work closely with the Vietnamese authorities and business communities to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and Vietnam, especially in trade, tourism and investment.
Consul General Salim is a career diplomat who has served Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1992. Prior to his inauguration as a Consul General by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno L.P. Marsudi on January 12th 2018, he was Director of Political Analysis at the Indonesian National Resilience Institute (Lemhanas)./.