H.E. Mr. Arrmanatha Christiawan Nasir presented his credentials to the Secretary-General of the International Seabed Authority (ISA), H.E. Mr. Michael W. Lodge, as the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to ISA, during a ceremony held in Kingston, Jamaica, on 25 July 2023.

Ambassador Nasir is the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations. He is a career diplomat who has held various high-level positions in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia since 1997. Before this appointment, he served as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Indonesia to France, Andorra, Monaco, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization in Paris, France (2019-2021).

The French government awarded Ambassador Nasir with Légion d’Honneur, the highest honor of the French government, with the title of Commandeur de la Légion d’Honneur for his role in strengthening the Indonesia-France bilateral relations.

Ambassador Nasir currently serves on various committees as the Vice Chair of the Bureau of the Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People, the Vice Chair of the Bureau of the Special Committee on Decolonization or C-24, the Vice President of the Bureau of the Economic and Social Council and the Co-Facilitator of the Political Declaration of the Midterm Review on the Implementation of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. Ambassador Nasir holds a master’s degree in international relations and a bachelor’s degree in economics.

During the ceremony, Ambassador Nasir reiterated the important role of ISA in ocean governance and reaffirmed Indonesia’s support for ISA. “Indonesia is committed to assisting and contributing constructively to the work of ISA in managing the activities in the Area for the greater benefit of humankind,” he said.

Secretary-General Lodge welcomed Ambassador Nasir as the new Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to ISA. I look forward to continuing working closely with Indonesia on the development of a legal regime for the Area and capacity-building of developing Member States to ensure their integrated participation in activities in the Area and the sustainable development of their blue economy,” he said.

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