CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT VISITED BY THE EMMISARY OF THE VENEZUELAN EMBASSY
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The executing Emissary of the Embassy of the Republic of Venezuela, Maria Virginia Mezones, paid an official visit to the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Indonesia on Tuesday (2/10) and was received directly by the Chief Justice Jimly Asshiddiqie as well as the Constitutional Court Justice Maruarar Siahaan. The visit was intended to bring the bilateral relationship of Venezuela and Indonesia closer.

 

During the meeting at the office of the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court, Maria explained about the state administration system of Venezuela. According to Maria, as fellow republic country, Venezuela has a state administration system which is similar to Indonesia state administration system, having executive, legislative as well as judicial branches.  Venezuela also has a state institution serving the functions similar to those of the Indonesian Constitutional Court, namely as the guardian of the constitution.

 

On the same occasion, the Chief Justice of the Constitutional Court offered Maria a program to organize a kind of seminar on the legal development in Venezuela by inviting speakers from Indonesian as well as well as Venezuelan universities. “You will be allowed to use our Constitutional Court building,” said Jimly.

 

Meanwhile, Constitutional Court Justice Maruarar Siahaan who is commonly addressed Maru, highlighted the success of Venezuela in managing its natural resources, particularly in oil and mining sector. “Indonesia can learn from Venezuela,” expressed Maru.

 

Venezuela is a country located in the South or Latin American region. The country with Spanish as its official language has a population of around 24 million with Caracas as its capital city. “Caracas is very similar to Jakarta, from the aspect of traffic jam, pollution as well as the great number of motorists,” admitted Maria. [Ardli]


Wednesday, October 03, 2007 | 16:12 WIB 245