Jakarta (ANTARA) - Newly appointed British Ambassador to Indonesia Dominic Jermey presented letter of credentials to President Joko Widodo in Jakarta, October 23, and expressed optimism about great potential for increasingly strong relations between Indonesia and the UK.

"It is a great privilege and honor for me to present my credentials to the President of Republic of Indonesia His Excellency Joko Widodo," Ambassador Jermey stated, according to a written statement issued by the British Embassy in Jakarta on Wednesday.

Dominic Jermey, who has been appointed as Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia and non-resident Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, stated that his country has been eager to intensify partnerships with Indonesia on trade, investment, climate change, and global stability.

"The UK’s partnership with Indonesia continues to grow from strength to strength, focused on business, climate change, biodiversity, as well as prosperity and security in the Indo Pacific," Jermey stated while calling Indonesia as the largest economy in Southeast Asia, and Britain, as a member of G7.

"Our trade between the UK and Indonesia was worth 3.5 billion pound sterling in 2022, and I want to grow this further as we continue to boost two-way investment," Jermey remarked.

Jermey claimed to be extremely proud of the UK’s long-standing collaboration with Indonesia on climate change, energy transition, and clean growth as was demonstrated through the recent agreement around the Low Carbon Development Initiative that will ensure Indonesia’s economic growth to be sustainable and resilient against the impacts of climate change.

"I am very much looking forward to my new role as the British Ambassador to Indonesia, working together with our friends and colleagues from Sabang to Merauke, delivering benefits and creating a better, safer, and greener future for our people," he affirmed.

During the 1999-2000 period, Dominic served as British Representative to the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor, reporting to the UK Ambassador in Jakarta.

Jermey’s earlier diplomatic postings include serving as Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Afghanistan for 2016-2017 period and to the United Arab Emirates for 2010-2014 period.

In 1999-2000, Jermey was British Representative to the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor, reporting to the UK Ambassador in Jakarta.

He was Managing Director and Chief Executive of the UK’s inward investment and export support agency, UK Trade and Investment from 2007-2010 and 2014-2015.

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