Ambassadors, diplomatic officials and guests, including H E Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs, attended the ceremony that included renditions of traditional Indonesian dance and music before the premises was opened formally.
Addressing the audience, H E Abdul Mun’im, Head of Mission and Indonesian Ambassador to Oman, said he was delighted to open the embassy in the presence of so many distinguished guests, and expressed hope that His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said would make a visit to Indonesia soon.
“I believe this is a sign that there will be significant growth in various fields between the two nations in the near future. It is hoped that His Majesty the Sultan will make arrangements to visit Indonesia in the near future.”
“As you are aware, even though we are still new in Oman and have limited human resources, we are able to make this event a reality. This shows the true character of the Indonesian people. To achieve something we always work hand in hand with each other,” he said.
It was also announced that the Indonesian community will hold an ‘Indonesian Day’ at the PDO grounds in Ras al Hamra on February 24. All the income from the event will be donated to charities across the sultanate.