SEOUL – September 26, 2014 – Indonesia formalized its membership status to GGGI today by formally depositing the instrument of ratification of the GGGI Establishment Agreement. The ceremony took place at the GGGI headquarters in Seoul.
H.E. John A. Prasetio,Ambassador of Indonesia to the Republic of Korea, presented the official Instrument of Approval to Yvo de Boer, Director-General of GGGI, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Indonesia on September 26, 2014.
GGGI has been supporting Indonesia since 2010. In 2012, Indonesia became a founding member of GGGI as an international organization and the Government of Indonesia signed the Establishment Agreement in Seoul in September 2012.
Ambassador Prasetio said, “I am pleased to be delivering the instrument of ratification of the GGGI Establishment Agreement. Today’s ceremony marks the formalization of the relationship between GGGI and Indonesia. Indonesia’s ratification of the GGGI Establishment Agreement comes at a crucial moment – just after the announcement of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s nomination as the next President of the GGGI Assembly and Chair of the Council. His nomination will play a pivotal role in enhancing the cooperation between GGGI and Indonesia.”
Mr. Yvo de Boer, Director-General of GGGI added, “We are delighted that Indonesia has completed the ratification of the GGGI Establishment Agreement and it gives us an extra pleasure as it coincides with President Yudhoyono coming on board as the new President of the GGGI Assembly and Chair of the Council. One of our largest and most successful programs is conducted in Indonesia. We look forward to continued cooperation with and support from the Government of Indonesia.”
Based in Seoul, GGGI is an intergovernmental organization founded to support and promote a new model of economic growth known as “green growth.” The organization partners with countries to help them build economies that grow strongly and are more efficient and sustainable in the use of natural resources, less carbon intensive, and more resilient to climate change. GGGI’s experts are already working with governments around the world, building their capacity and working collaboratively on green growth policies that can impact the lives of millions.
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