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The first Indonesia Centre inaugurated in South Korea

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Jakarta, IO – In collaboration with Busan University of Foreign Studies (BUFS), the Indonesian Embassy in Seoul officially established the first Indonesia Center in South Korea on June 2. The Indonesian Ambassador to the Republic of Korea Gandi Sulistiyanto said the process took about six months since the Letter of Intent was signed by the Indonesian Embassy and BUFS at the end of December 2021.

“I believe that cultural cooperation can contribute in accelerating development in both countries. Indonesia Center can be a catalyst to build mutually beneficial cooperation for the two countries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Gandi in his official statement, Tuesday (7/6).

The Indonesia Center in Busan will be led its director Professor Yekyoum Kim who is also the BUFS Dean of the Faculty of Asian Studies. Professor Kim is an Indonesianist with extensive research and study experience in Indonesia.

“In its implementation, the Indonesia Center will be under the supervision of a Steering Committee consisting of the Indonesian Embassy in Seoul and BUFS, as well as an Advisory Board led by Chang Beom Kim (Korean Ambassador to Indonesia from 2018-2020). The Indonesia Center will play a role in strengthening long-term people-to-people relationship between the two countries,” explained Gandi.

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