Marty Natalegawa, Foreign Minister of Indonesia

Marty Natalegawa, Foreign Minister of Indonesia

Marty M. Natalegawa has been designated as one of the two Presidents of the Conference on Facilitating the Entry into Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT). During its opening session, the conference will formally elect the Presidents.

Natalegawa has been the Foreign Minister of Indonesia since 2009. He played a key role in Indonesia's ratification of the CTBT in 2012. Prior to his appointment as Foreign Minister, he served as the Permanent Representative for his country to the United Nations in New York, where his functions included that of President of the Security Council and Chairman of the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Between 2005 and 2007, he served as the Ambassador to the United Kingdom. In this capacity, he sought to elevate and rejuvenate Indonesia – United Kingdom bilateral relations to a higher level as inter alia evidenced in the visit of Prime Minister Blair to Indonesia in March 2006 and the establishment of Indonesia – United Kingdom Partnership Forum.

In the years 2002–2005, he consecutively served as the Chief of Staff of the Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and as the Director General for ASEAN Cooperation in the Department of Foreign Affairs. While serving in the aforementioned posts, he concurrently served the position of Spokesperson of the Department of Foreign Affairs.