Dinner Reception on France National Day
The France Embassy conducted a dinner reception in Hotel Borobudur, Jakarta in order to celebrate of French National Day on Wednesday, 14 July 2015. The Minister of Research, Technology and Higher Education, HE Mohamad Nasir was invited to this Paris Climate Summit 2015 themed occasion. The event began with remarks from the French Ambassador, HE Madame Corinne Breuzé. Afterwards, HE Madame Corinne Breuzé invited HE Minister Mohamad Nasir to deliver remarks on behalf of the government of Indonesia. Minister Nasir highlighted Indonesia and France cooperation in the field of research and technology as well as higher education, that Indonesia and France have a very advanced collaboration in exchange of students, researchers, universities and agencies. He also added that as France is now preparing for the Conference of Parties (COP)-21, Indonesia stands ready to work together with France as the President of the COP-21 and other state parties for the success in establishing a New Agreement 2015.
In this occasion, HE Madame Corinne Breuzé pinned Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur awards to Mrs. Nafsiah Mboi-Walinono, the former Minister of Health Republic of Indonesia and President of Global Fund to fight against AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. There were also HE Saleh Husin, Minister of Industry; Mr. Rachmat Witoelar; Mr. Budiono, Vice President for 2009-2014 period; and Mr. Prabowo Subianto. (WN/BKKP)