Delegation of the European Union
to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam

Speech by H.E. Vincent Guérend, the EU Ambassador to Indonesia, at the Europe Day 2019 Reception

Jakarta, 02/05/2019 - 23:00, UNIQUE ID: 190503_2
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Speech by H.E. Vincent Guérend, the EU Ambassador to Indonesia, at the Europe Day 2019 Reception

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Speech by H.E. Vincent Guérend, the EU Ambassador to Indonesia, at the Europe Day 2019 Reception

 

Dear Ministers,  

Dear Deputy Secretary General of ASEAN,

Dear Ambassadors and representatives of the Diplomatic Corps and in particular my dear fellow ambassadors of EU Member States,

Dear friends,

I am honoured to celebrate today Europe Day for the fourth and last time in Jakarta. I am thrilled to see that so many friends took the time to celebrate Europe with us today.

This is the last time for me as I shall be leaving Jakarta soon. I am honoured to have led the 'team Europe' in Indonesia for the last four years.  Collectively and with a strong and fast developing partnership with Indonesia we have achieved a lot:

  • The political and security dialogue has been considerably strengthened,
  • The trade and investment flux are robust and will hugely benefit from the CEPA, once concluded,
  • Our student exchanges and the number of tourists and visitors record new heights year after year.
  • Our film festival which was more successful year after year and shows the dynamism of our artists.

Obviously, there is a lot we can still learn from each other and about each other. And not just about renewable energy and biofuel...

For this, you can count on a great team with all EU Member States.

I wish you all to celebrate and enjoy our European evening. Tonight, we are also celebrating the 15th anniversary of the EU Accession of 10 Member States. Many are present with a booth in this hall with delicacies from home.

I thank our generous sponsors for their indispensable support and my team in the EU Delegation for their spirit of initiative and commitment over the last years and in the preparation of this event.

Long live the European Union,

Long live ASEAN,

Long live INDONESIA

Long live the EU-Indonesia friendship and partnership.

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