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Name: Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat
Current Position: Ambassador
Sudjadnan Parnohadiningrat has served as Indonesia’s ambassador to the United States since January 13, 2006. Sudjadnan graduated with a degree in international relations from Gajah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 1978, and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in the United States (1997).
A career member of Indonesia’s Foreign Service since 1981, Sudjadnan has more than two decades of experience as a diplomat. He has held a number of portfolios, including serving from 1996-1998 as minister counselor at Indonesia’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York City; in 1999 as the Secretary for the Task Force on the Implementation of the East Timor Referendum; from 1999-2001 as director for international organizations; and from 2001-2002 as Indonesia’s ambassador to Australia and Vanuatu.
Immediately before coming to Washington, DC, he spent four years as the secretary general of the Department of Foreign Affairs from 2002-2006. As secretary general, he served as senior official meeting leader for both the Asia Africa Summit and ASEAN. In addition, he chaired the Third Non-Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee meeting during the treaty’s 2005 review.
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