British Ambassador plenipotentiary to Indonesia and Timor Leste Dominic Jermey

British Ambassador gave a guest lecture to a number of students at the Widyaloka Building, Thursday (14/12/2023).

In his speech, Dominic said that Brawijaya University was his first destination after he was appointed British Ambassador.

He said that the relationship between Indonesia and England was fundamental to build because it is the 3rd largest democratic country in Indonesia.

“Bilateral cooperation between the UK and Indonesia needs to be built, especially in the economic sector to create jobs, increase investment and infrastructure. It is no less important in the field of education,” said Dominic.

Dominic added that at UB he met many potential Indonesian leaders. According to him, the younger generation can also contribute to culture and the economy.

“At UB, we exchange ideas on how the younger generation can share knowledge with each other and contribute to development in Indonesia, both in the education, culture and digital sectors,” he said.

During this activity, he also spoke about the issue of climate change. He said that climate change is one of the global priorities for the British government and this issue is also one of the areas that Indonesia has demonstrated in its leadership of the COP 28 meeting or the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Meanwhile, UB Rector, Prof. Widodo said that the arrival of British ambassador to UB was an honor which he hoped would result in good bilateral cooperation.

“The arrival of British Ambassador and the British Council to UB is an honor. Through his visit this time, he hopes that relations between UB and England will get better,” he said. (OKY/UB PR/ Trans. Iir)