Jakarta (Indonesia Window) – Stamps bearing a picture of the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to Ukraine, Prof. Yuddy Chrisnandi, was recently officially launched in Ukrainian capital Kyiv as a tribute to his services in enhancing friendly relations between the two countries.
A press release from the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (KBRI) in Kyiv received in Jakarta on Friday stated that the handover of stamps bearing the picture of Prof. Yuddy Chrisnandi was carried out by Yuriy Kosenko, Head of the Ukraine Initiative NGO at a diplomatic reception in the context of the farewell of the Indonesian Ambassador which took place in the hall of the Indonesian Embassy in Kyiv on October 16, 2021.
In addition to the picture of the Indonesian Ambassador, on the Ukrainian stamps, the picture of the Indonesian National Hero, General Sudirman, is also perpetuated.
The printing of the stamps constitutes a souvenir presented by Ukraine as a tribute to the inspiring Indonesian National Heroes in Ukraine.
Meanwhile, the printing of the Indonesian Ambassador to Ukraine stamps was carried out as a tribute to Ambassador Yuddy Chrisnandi’s efforts in increasing Indonesia-Ukraine cooperation in various fields for 4.5 years.
This is the first time that Ukraine has done the printing of stamps with the picture of the Indonesian Ambassador to Ukraine and that of National Hero General Sudirman.
In this regard, the Head of Foreign Affairs of the Indonesian Cyber Media Union (SMSI) Aat Surya Safaat appreciated the efforts of the Indonesian Ambassador to Ukraine, Prof. Yuddy Chrisnandi who has succeeded in increasing Indonesia’s relations and cooperation with Ukraine and improving Indonesia’s image in the Eastern European region.
The Head of the Bureau of News Agency ANTARA New York from 1993-1998 assessed that Prof. Yuddy Chrisnandi as the Head of Indonesian Representative to Ukraine has carried out first track diplomacy in the sense of bringing closer relations and cooperation between governments or G to G (Government to Government) well.
In the future, this proud achievement needs to be followed up with the second track diplomacy as a diplomatic activity involving non-government actors, commonly known as B to B (Business to Business) and P to P (People to People) relationships.
“So, in the future, relations between entrepreneurs or business and economic relations as well as relations between people of the two countries need to be improved,” said Aat.
The Chief Editor of the ANTARA News Agency in 2016 added that the second track diplomacy, especially through cultural diplomacy which is an important part of P to P relations, needs to be enhanced in an effort to increase mutual understanding and bring closer relations between the Indonesian people and the Ukrainian people.
“In this regard, journalists in both countries can play a very significant role in the framework of the second track diplomacy,” said the advisor to the Indonesian Academics Forum (FAI) from Pandeglang, Banten.
Reporting by Indonesia Window