Luncheon Presentation by Ambassador Imron Cotan, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia to China
Imron Cotan was appointed as Indonesian Ambassador to China in January 2010. He is a career diplomat and joined the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1983. Prior to his current posting, he was Secretary-General at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Indonesia and also held the post of Senior Official Meeting Leader ASEAN and Chairman of the Jakarta-based independent think tank, the International Council on World Affairs.
Ambassador Cotan's previous appointments include Deputy Chief of Mission of the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra, Australia and multiple stints at Indonesia's Permanent Mission to the UN in Geneva. At Indonesia's Permanent Mission to the UN, Ambassador Cotan worked on various areas including international peace and security affairs, non-Proliferation issues, and was also the spokesman for the Non-Aligned Movement countries. The Ambassador has also served as Deputy Assistant to the Minister State Secretary for Political Affairs responsible for policy formulation on issues relating to Indonesia's foreign relations. Ambassador Cotan majored in international relations from the Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia's oldest university.