Indonesia’s Parliament Approves $32 Billion New Capital Nusantara in East Kalimantan

 

The new US Embassy in Jakarata, Indonesia was completed in 2019. It was constructed by B.L. Harbert International of Birmingham, Alabama and designed by Davis Brody Bond Architects and Planners from New York. The $302 million design/build contract, awarded through best value determination was first announced in November 2012  by State/OBO.
“New diplomatic facilities totaling 47,000 square meters will be constructed on the existing embassy complex. The embassy is located in the historic center of Jakarta, surrounded by national government offices. When completed, the project will provide state-of-the-art workspace for approximately 1,300 embassy employees. The new complex will include a 10-story tower for consular and office space, with an attached residence for Marine security guards, as well as a multi-story parking garage.”
Last month, Indonesia’s Parliament approved the plan to moved its capital city from Jakarta to the island of Borneo; to be located in the East Kalimantan province. The new capital would be 1300 miles away from the current seat of government. The new capital Nusantara, which means “archipelago is to be built in stages through 2045. It will reportedly cover 2560 km2, about twice the area of New York City.
The United States will need a new embassy in Nusantara.

Ex-Deputy PM and Erdoğan Ally Already Mad at Ambassador Flake For Doing His Job

 

FEBRUARY 4, 2022 – WITH US CONSULATE ADANA

FEBRUARY 3, 2022 – WITH ADANA MAYOR

JANUARY 31, 2022 – WITH ISTANBUL MAYOR

JANUARY 28, 2022 – US CONSULATE GENERAL ISTANBUL

JANUARY 26, 2022- WITH PRESIDENT ERDOGAN

JANUARY 12, 2022 – WITH DEPUTY FOREIGN MINISTER

JANUARY 7, 2022 – ANKARA ARRIVAL

@StateDept Appoints Career Diplomat Matt Murray as U.S. Senior Official For APEC

 

Via state.gov:

The Department of State is pleased to announce that Matt Murray will be the new U.S. Senior Official for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Senior Official Murray brings a wealth of experience to this position as a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. Throughout his 23 years in the Foreign Service, he has served primarily in economic policy roles both in Washington and at diplomatic posts in the Asia-Pacific region.

Senior Official Murray most recently led the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs as Senior Bureau Official following an assignment as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Trade Policy and Negotiations.  His service in the Asia-Pacific region includes leadership roles both as Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Canberra.  He also directly supported U.S. engagement in APEC while working in the Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment during the U.S. host year in 2011.

The United States fully supports APEC’s mission to advance a free, fair, and open economic policy agenda that benefits U.S. workers, businesses, and families.  The 21 APEC member economies account for approximately 47 percent of global trade, and the region is the destination for more than 62 percent of U.S. goods exports.  Through engagement at APEC, the United States supports U.S. innovation and the digital economy; helps U.S. companies do business and support jobs and families here at home; expands women’s participation in the economy; and promotes healthy, resilient, and sustainable economies.  APEC is a forum for the United States to help the region’s economies recover from the pandemic, enhance climate action, and support economic prosperity for our workers and all our people.

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New U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Claire Cronin Presents Credentials in Dublin

 

American Ambassadors’ Introduction Videos Are Back: A New Collection

 

U.S. EMBASSY DUBLIN, IRELAND

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