Indonesia Temporarily Closes Indonesian Embassy in Sana’a

Indonesian Embassy in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen (photo:doc setkab)

Jakarta, MINA – Indonesian government temporarily closed and stopped the operational activities of the Indonesian Embassy in Sana’a, the capital city of Yemen.

It was applied with consideration of prolonged conflict in Yemen and the political and security situation that jeopardized the implementation of diplomatic missions and duties.

According to a press release of Cabinet Secretariat on Thursday, July 25, for this consideration, on July 17, 2019, President Joko Widodo signed a Presidential Decree Number 18 of 2019 concerning the Temporary Closure of Indonesian Embassy in Sanaa, Republic of Yemen.

“The closing temporarily and stopping operational activities of Republic of Indonesia Embassy in Sanaa, Republic of Yemen,” said the First dictum of Presidential Decree.

Furthermore, the duties and functions of the Indonesian Embassy in Sana’a, according to Presidential Decree were carried out by the Indonesian Embassy in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman.

Along with that, according to this Presidential Decree, the budget allocation for the Indonesian Embassy in Sanaa was suspended and moved personnel there to the Indonesian Embassy in Muscat.

This Presidential Decree states that the reopening of the Indonesian Embassy in Sanaa can be done if the local situation and conditions are conducive.

“This Presidential Decree shall come into force on January 1st, 2019,” read the dictum of the SIXTH Presidential Decree Number 18 the Year 2019. (T/Sj/P2)

Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)