Indonesia, Malaysia FMs to hold talks

JAKARTA, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- The foreign ministers for Indonesia and Malaysia will meet in Jakarta next week to talk about conflicts between the two Asian countries, an official says.

Indonesia blames translation for statement

JAKARTA, June 13 (UPI) -- Officials blame a translation error for an apparently mistaken comment by Indonesia's president during a news conference with Australia's prime minister.

U.N. envoy suggests Myanmar incentives

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- The U.N. envoy to Myanmar Thursday suggested the country's military junta might be nudged toward democratization by incentives and encouragement.

No date firm for Bush visit to Indonesia

JAKARTA, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Trade and health issues top the agenda for U.S. President George Bush's meeting with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Jakarta this month.

Security concerns plague Timor-Leste

DILI, Timor-Leste, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer had some blunt words for Timor-Leste saying the nation must not depend on Australia or the U.N for its security. Downer visited Dili Monday for talks with Timor's Prime Minister Jose Ramos Horta and Indonesian

Indonesia offers to mediate for Iran

JAKARTA, May 10 (UPI) -- Indonesia's president, meeting in Jakarta Wednesday with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, offered to mediate in the dispute over Iran's nuclear program. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said he hoped the nuclear issue could be resolved peacefully, the BBC r

Indonesia pulls ambassador from Australia

JAKARTA, March 25 (UPI) -- Indonesia has withdrawn its ambassador to Australia in a row over Canberra granting visas to 42 Indonesian asylum-seekers. The asylum-seekers from West Papua landed at Cape York in a canoe in January, saying they would be further tortured by Indonesian au

Iran to build oil refinery in Indonesia

JAKARTA, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Iran's foreign minister, on a visit to Jakarta, has confirmed his country's plan to invest $1.5 billion to build an oil refinery in Indonesia.

Indonesia gears up for Asia-Africa Summit

JAKARTA, April 4 (UPI) -- Indonesia is gearing up for an Asian-African Summit later this month, expected to include 55 heads of state and boost cooperation between the two continents.

Jakarta leaders to talk with Aceh rebels

JAKARTA, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Indonesia's foreign minister said Wednesday he plans to hold talks with separatist rebels in tsunami-hit Aceh province by the end of this month. Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda said the date and place had not been set, but it was "realistic" to expect t

Analysis: Donor nations focus on tsunami meeting

SINGAPORE, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The outpouring of donations and help in kind has been heart-warming, but will the world remembers the plights of the Sri Lankan fisherman and Aceh farmer in six

Indonesia to host disaster summit

JAKARTA, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Indonesia will host an international summit next week to solicit emergency assistance for those countries hit by the tsunami and discuss reconstruction. Heads of state or special representatives from the 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations

Singapore urges reconciliation in Myanmar

SINGAPORE, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Singapore urged Myanmar Friday to stay the course on "national reconciliation," echoing comments by neighbors Thailand and China.

New Indonesian Cabinet members named

JAKARTA, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Indonesia's new president announced his Cabinet late Wednesday, including trusted professionals, four generals and four women among his top advisors.

Indonesia wants access to terror suspect

JAKARTA, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Indonesia's foreign minister has repeated the government's request for immediate access to the terror suspect Hambali, who is now in U.S. custody.

Nur Hassan Wirajuda (born July 9, 1948 in Tangerang, Banten) is the foreign minister of Indonesia since 2001. A lawyer by training and a diplomat by choice, Wirajuda has held several important posts including Director-General of Political Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (July 2000 - August 2001), Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva (December 1998 - July 2000), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Egypt (October 1997 - December 1998), and Director of International Organizations of the Department of Foreign Affairs (1993-1997).

Wirajuda earned a Doctor of Juridical Science in International Law from the University of Virginia School of Law (198]), a Master of Law (LL.M) from Harvard University School of Law (1985), and a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy (MALD) from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (1984). In 1971, he graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Indonesia and in 1976, he spent a year at Oxford University in the United Kingdom earning a Certificate in Diplomacy.

On February 6, 2009, Wirajuda criticized Burma for their abuse of Rohingya people, after nearly 400 Rohingya refugees were rescued off the coast of Sumatra in the first month of 2009.

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