The Deputy Chief of Mission

Sidharto (Arto) R. Suryodipuro is a Foreign Service Officer of Indonesia and, since 1 December 2014, the Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Indonesia in Washington, DC.

Prior to his current assignment, he served as Director for Intra-Regional Cooperation in Asia Pacific and Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He managed the policy development and implementation of Indonesia’s participation in or engagement with regional organizations in Asia Pacific and Africa. These included Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the Pacific Islands Forum, the Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Indian Ocean Rim Association, Asia-Africa, Asia Middle East Dialogue, Asian Cooperation Dialogue, and Shanghai Cooperation Organization.

During Indonesia’s APEC host year in 2013, he served as secretary of the Policy Division of the National Committee of APEC Indonesia 2013 and chaired APEC’s drafting of the Bali Summit outcome documents.

He was posted to Indonesia’s Mission to the United Nations in New York in 1996-2000 and during Indonesia’s term in the UN Security Council in 2007-08. Another overseas assignment was to Indonesia’s Embassy in Canberra, where he was in charge of bilateral economic and development matters.

He graduated from Universitas Parahyangan in Bandung (1991) and Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey (with distinction, 2003). He won the Fulbright Scholarship in 2002.

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