Malaysia - Indonesia Bilateral Relations
Diplomatic relations between Malaysia and the Republic of Indonesia began soon after Malaysia gained its independence on 31st August 1957. His Excellency Tan Sri Senu Abdul Rahman, First Malaysian Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia presented his credentials to President Soekarno on 10 October 1957. Since then, Malaysia and Indonesia enjoy warm and cordial relations.
Bilateral relations between the two countries were enhanced further by the convening of annual Consultations between both the Prime Minister of Malaysia and the President of the Republic of Indonesia. As of to-date, eleven annual consultations were held, in which the recent one was held in Jakarta in August 2016.
There have been frequent exchanges of visits between leaders, ministers, senior officials, corporate figures as well as people of the two countries over the years.
Embassy of Malaysia, Jakarta
The Embassy of Malaysia in Jakarta was set up in 1957, soon after the first Malaysian Ambassador presented his credentials to Indonesia President. In 1967, the Embassy of Malaysia's complex was moved to No. 17, Jalan Imam Bonjol, Menteng, Jakarta Pusat. 37 years later, in 1990, due to expansion of work and staff, the Government of Malaysia began to construct a new Embassy complex at No. 1-3, Jalan H.R. Rasuna Said, Kuningan, Jakarta Selatan at a 5 acres piece of land. The construction was completed in September 1992. The Complex was officially opened by the Y.A.Bhg Tun Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi, when he was then Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia on 9 February 1993.
The Embassy complex comprises of a Chancery Building, a Multipurpose Hall, a mosque, a mini stadium, a 24-unit apartment complex, a gymnasium, a tennis court (can be converted to a futsal court)and two squash courts.
The Embassy of Malaysia complex also houses the Office of the Permanent Representative of Malaysia to ASEAN.
The Embassy of Malaysia in Jakarta is the largest Malaysian Diplomatic Mission abroad. Currently it houses 53 officers/staff from 13 Government Departments/Agencies.