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Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi (born 27 November 1962) is an Indonesian diplomat and the Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Working Cabinet. She is the first female minister appointed to the post.[1] She was previously the Indonesian Ambassador to the Netherlands from 2012 to 2014, as well as Ambassador to Iceland and Norway from 2005 to 2008.[2]

Retno Marsudi
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17th Foreign Minister of Indonesia
Assumed office
27 October 2014
PresidentJoko Widodo
Preceded byMarty Natalegawa
Ambassador of Indonesia to the Netherlands
In office
13 January 2012 – 16 January 2015
PresidentSusilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Ambassador of Indonesia to Iceland
In office
2005–2008
PresidentSusilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Ambassador of Indonesia to Norway
In office
2005–2008
PresidentSusilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Personal details
Born (1962-11-27) 27 November 1962 (age 56)
Semarang, Indonesia
Political partynon-partisan
Spouse(s)Agus Marsudi
ChildrenDyota
Bagas
Alma materSMA 3 Semarang Gadjah Mada University (S.I.P.)
The Hague University of Applied Sciences (LL.M.)

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Early lifeEdit

Born in Semarang, Marsudi graduated from SMA 3 Semarang and continued her study in International Relations, to which she graduated from Gadjah Mada University in 1985. She then pursued a Master's degree in International European Law & Policy at The Hague University of Applied Science and followed the Foreign Ministry training program at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael.[3]

CareerEdit

Retno joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from university. Between 1997 and 2001, Marsudi served as First Secretary for Economic Affairs at the Indonesian Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands. In 2001, she was appointed as Director of Europe and America Affairs.[4] Marsudi was promoted to Director of West Europe Affairs in 2003.[5]

In 2005, she was appointed as the Indonesian Ambassador to Norway and Iceland.[4] During her tenure, she was awarded the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit in December 2011, the first Indonesian to receive the award.[6] She also briefly took up study of human rights at the University of Oslo. Marsudi returned to Jakarta and was appointed Director General for European and American Affairs.

Marsudi was appointed as Indonesian Ambassador to the Netherlands in 2012.[4] She has also led various multilateral negotiations and bilateral consultations with the EU, ASEM, and FEALAC.[4] On 27 October 2014, she was appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs by President Joko Widodo in his Working Cabinet.[7]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Joko Widodo appoints Indonesia's first female foreign minister, Retno Marsudi". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Ambassador Retno Marsudi to Strengthen Indonesia-Netherlands Special Ties". Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, The Hague. 2012-01-13. Retrieved 2016-09-04.
  3. ^ http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2014/10/31/ri-dutch-extend-diplomatic-training-2016.html
  4. ^ a b c d "Retno Marsudi named foreign affairs minister". antaranews.com. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Menlu Retno Marsudi Sudah Siapkan Program Kerja". kompas.com. Archived from the original on 20 January 2015. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Retno Marsudi, Menlu Perempuan Pertama Indonesia". bisnis.com. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  7. ^ "Delapan "Srikandi" di Kabinet Kerja Diapresiasi". kompas.com. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Marsudi receives medal of merit from Peru - ANTARA News". Antara News. Retrieved 25 May 2018.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Marty Natalegawa
Minister of Foreign Affairs
2014–present
Incumbent