Outgoing Indonesian Ambassador Awarded Honorary Citizenship by Seoul for Strengthening Bilateral Ties

SEOUL - Outgoing Indonesian Ambassador to South Korea, Gandi Sulistiyanto, was granted honorary citizenship by the city of Seoul on Thursday.

According to a new release by the Yonhap News Agency, Mayor Oh Se-hoon conferred a certificate of honorary citizenship to Sulistiyanto in recognition of his contributions to strengthening bilateral relations between South Korea and Indonesia.

Sulistiyanto, a businessman turned ambassador, took office in November 2021 and has been noted for his efforts to enhance economic and cultural cooperation between the two nations. He played a pivotal role in supplying urea solution to South Korea during a shortage in 2021 and worked to restore bilateral economic activities following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

During his term, a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between South Korea and Indonesia went into effect. The agreement has particularly benefited South Korean exports of online games and cultural content to Indonesia.

In addition, a series of cultural events were organized earlier this year under Sulistiyanto's leadership to commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between South Korea and Indonesia.

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