Jakarta: Ambassador Joseph R. Donovan Jr. bid farewell to Indonesia as he completed his tenure as the US Ambassador to Indonesia.
"Serving as the US Ambassador to Indonesia has been a true privilege," the US diplomat said in a press release issued on Friday, February 14, 2020.
"After three years in this incredible country, it is my conviction that the US. – Indonesia partnership offers tremendous promise to both our peoples,” he stated.
Ambassador Donovan is a career member of the Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, and was sworn in as US Ambassador to Indonesia on November 4, 2016. After a 44-year career with the State Department, Ambassador Donovan is retiring from the U.S. Foreign Service.
With the departure of Ambassador Donovan on Friday, February 14, 2020, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Heather Variava, assumed her duty as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim. She was previously the US Consul General in Surabaya.