Ceremonial ribbon cutting to open the Australian Consulate-General in Makassar on 22 March 2016. Left to right: Kalla Group CEO Ms Fatimah Kalla, Mayor of Makassar Mr Haji Mohammad Ramdhan Pomanto, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs the Hon. Julie Bishop MP, Vice Governor of South Sulawesi Mr Haji Agus Arifin Nu’mang, Australian Consul-General Mr Richard Mathews.
Opening of Australian Consulate-General, Makassar, South Sulawesi
The Australian Consulate-General in Makassar, South Sulawesi, was officially opened by Australia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, and the Vice Governor of South Sulawesi Mr Haji Agus Arifin Nu’mang, on Tuesday 22 March 2016.
The Consulate-General promotes business, education, people-to-people and cultural links between Australia and Eastern Indonesia.
The Consulate-General also provides consular and passport services to Australian citizens in eleven provinces in Eastern Indonesia: South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, West Sulawesi, Central Sulawesi, Gorontalo, North Sulawesi, Maluku, North Maluku, Papua, West Papua and East Nusa Tenggara.
Australia’s Consul-General to Eastern Indonesia is Mr Richard Mathews.
Message from Consul-General Richard Mathews
Strengthening Australia’s relations with Eastern Indonesia
We are excited about the prospects for developing Australia’s relations with the provinces of Eastern Indonesia and so are keen to establish a range of networks, drawing on the existing skills, knowledge and experiences of people from both our countries. We see great potential for building stronger trade and investment links, strengthening connections between schools and educational institutions in Eastern Indonesia and Australia, drawing on researcher and academic experiences, and further expanding our growing alumni groups.
Throughout 2016-17 we plan to visit all eleven provinces in Eastern Indonesia and establish or build on these networks. Stay tuned for further news on our plans for growing the relationships between Australia and Eastern Indonesia. In the meantime, follow us on twitter: @KonJenMakassar. You can also reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.