Thursday, 16 November 2017, HE Minister Nasir acted as the Chief of Guests, representing the Government of Indonesia, in the King’s Day of Belgium, at the residence of HE Ambassador Patrick Hermann.

Opening his remarks, HE Minister Prof Mohamad Nasir expressed his excitement for being able to attend the reception and to greet other Ambassadors and colleagues from the various Countries, institutions and companies.

“Allow me, to sincerely extend our hearfelt congratulations and best wishes to His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium. We also pray, May God Almighty always bless His Majesty with good health and happiness, as well as continued success, in leading the Kingdom of Belgium, towards progress and prosperity”, said Minister Nasir.

Then HE Minister Nasir shared the excellent bilateral cooperation between Indonesia and Belgium in recent years.

During the last two years, Indonesia and Belgium have successfully achieved significant progresses in their bilateral relationship. Such cooperation have broadened and strengthened in many important sectors, from trade, investment, education, culture and people to people contact.
The two Governments have shown clear commitment for more intensified collaboration for years to come.

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HE Minister Nasir also reminded the audience on the successful economic mission led by ‘Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid’ to Indonesia in March 2016, followed by a momentous working visit of HE Mr Joko Widodo, the President of the Republic Indonesia to Belgium in April 2016. Such moments have shown rapid progresses by the two Governments, provinces, cities and our two peoples.

Both Countries and the societies are extremely happy to witness that Indonesian and Belgian people, our communities have equally shown and contributed in their significant roles. For this HE Minister Nasir believe that in the future there are still many rooms of cooperation that could be explored, as both Countries have so many potentials resources that could be collaborated together, such as in the fields of infrastructure, maritime, energy, trade and investment, tourism, agriculture, science technology and innovation, education, social and culture, as well as other fields of cooperation that might be the common interests of both Countries.

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“Let us continue to work and deepen our relations, in many ways, in many fields. Let us work together bilaterally; through the framework of ASEAN and EU; and through other international fora, for the benefit of both Countries” said HE Minister Nasir concluding his remarks.

Bureau of Cooperation and Public Communication
The Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education