1. KUMHAM Ambassador Witschel meets Minister of Justice and Human Rights
  2. Indonesian Police Aspiring female police visit the Embassy
  3. Cross of the Order of Merit, Herwig Zahorka Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany bestowed on Mr Herwig Zahorka
KUMHAM

Ambassador Witschel meets Minister of Justice and Human Rights

Indonesian Police

Aspiring female police visit the Embassy

In order to outline the good and faithful cooperation between the German Embassy and the Indonesian police, 40 aspiring female police were invited to the Embassy on the 20th January 2015. The Deputy Chief of Mission illustrated contents of the Vienna Convention, and in the end everybody was given the opportunity to raise their questions.

Cross of the Order of Merit, Herwig Zahorka

Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany bestowed on Mr Herwig Zahorka

Statement of the Spokesperson of the German Federal Foreign Office on the executionsnnouncement of the Indonesian Attorney General's Office on the execution of the death penalty in Indonesia

The executions in Indonesia which took place on the 18th of January 2015, have not surprisingly found a broad and very critical echo within the media. In that context, the spokesman of the Federal Foreign Office made the following statement on 19th of January 2015:

"I would like to express the Federal Government’s dismay at the six executions that took place in Indonesia. Capital punishment is an inhuman and cruel form of punishment. We reject the death penalty under all circumstances.

Germany supports the Indonesian government’s attempts to fight the illegal drug trade. But according to all data there are serious doubts that capital punishment is an efficient deterrent to crime.

In the past years we have observed Indonesia being in the vanguard of the fight for better protection of human rights, both in South-East Asia as well as among Muslim majority countries.

We call on Indonesia to take on this role also within the areas of justice and criminal law, as well as to respect the right to life, and to return to the de facto moratorium on capital punishment. The Federal Government will continue to consequently pursue a worldwide abolition of capital punishment."

Visit at APINDO

Visit at APINDO

Ambassador Dr. Witschel on 14 January had a very open and friendly meeting with the new Chairman of the Employers‘ Association of Indonesia (APINDO), Hariyadi Sukamdani.

Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Foreign Minister Steinmeier shocked by the attack in Paris

Aceh

Aceh - 10 years after the Tsunami - Germany stays committed as a partner for reconstruction and development

In order to help the people of Aceh and Nias Germany committed almost 180m Euros from public sources and an additional 40m in private donations. Germany was thus one of the largest contributors to the reconstruction of the stricken provinces.

BKPM

Ambassador Dr. Witschel met the new director of the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM)

On 17 December Ambassador Dr. Witschel met the new director of the Investment Coordinating Board BKPM Mr. Franky Sibarani.

Orang Utan, Tiger, Rhino, Elephant …

Orang Utan, Tiger, Rhino, Elephant …

… all those rare species only (still) exist in this combination in the Leuser ecosystem in the North of Sumatra, Indonesia. With roughly 2,6 Mio ha tropical forest the Leuser ecosystem is also one of the largest carbon sinks in Asia. KfW development bank on behalf of the German government contributes to the conservation of this unique natural habitat.

Bird Award

Conservation leaders from Indonesia received award

Germany supports “Burung Indonesia” since many years The German embassy conveys its congratulation to three conservation leaders from NGO Burung Indonesia who received the Kenton Miller Award of the year. The price was handed over to them at a ceremony at the IUCN World Parks Congress in November in Sydney. The prestigious award recognises and promotes innovative approaches to conservation and sustainable management of forest ecosystem.

Konferenz zur Umsetzung entwaldungsfreier Palmölproduktion

German Ambassador Dr Georg Witschel opens Conference on Deforestation-Free Palm Oil Production

Together with Shinta Kamdani the Vice-President of the Chamber of Commerce KADIN, Ambassador Dr. Georg Witschel opened the conference on the topic “Deforestation-free Palm Oil Production” on 12 December 2014, where 120 people participated.

Susilo

First official visit of the Ambassador Dr Georg Witschel to the Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs, Prof Dr Indroyono Susilo

During the first official visit on 10 December 2014, Ambassador Dr Witschel and Minister Indroyono recognized the excellent bilateral German-Indonesian relations.

COP20

Climate Change Conference in Lima; the Last Stop Before Paris

Today (1st December 2014) delegations from around the world will come together in Lima to discuss a defining issue of global politics today: climate change. This is the 20th COP, or Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, and the last major meeting before the all-important UN Climate Summit in Paris in December 2015.

Resettlement

Germany receives refugees

On 28 November Deputy Ambassador Dr Thorsten Hutter visited the Goethe Institut Jakarta to welcome the Resettlement refugees.

"A time of extremely complex problems"

Foreign Minister Steinmeier gave an interview on the European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy to deutschland.de.

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Dr. Georg Witschel

Dr. Georg Witschel

Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Indonesia, Timor Leste and ASEAN

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