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The diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Romania began with the Romanian recognition on the independence of the Republic of Indonesia on 20 February 1950, although Indonesia had proclaimed its Independence on 17 August 1945.

On 11-14 April 1960, The Founding Father and the First President of Indonesia, Soekarno, made his first state visit to Romania. In this fruitful state visit, H.E. President Soekarno and his counterpart, H.E. Ion Ghoerge Maurer, Head of the State Council of Romania, made a joint statement on bilateral relations. At the same time, the Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Dr. Subandrio and his Romanian Counterpart, H.E. Mr. Avram Bunaciu, signed the Bilateral Agreement on Cultural Cooperation which became the first agreement signed by both countries and the first formal base for further development in their bilateral relations.

On 23-26 July 1960, the Indonesian Prime Minister, H.E. Ir. H. Juanda, visited Romania and he reiterated the strong willingness of Indonesia to implement the commitment on building good bilateral relations, as extended through the joint statement by the two heads of state view months before.

On 13 March 1961, an advance team from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs led by Councellor Marzuki arrived in Bucharest with its most important mission to open the Indonesian Embassy in Bucharest. The team chose one room at Athenee Palace Hotel Bucharest, where they were staying, to be the temporary office of the Indonesian Embassy in Bucharest.

On April 1961, the First fully pledged appointed Ambassador of Indonesia to Romania, H.E. Soekrisno, arrived in Bucharest and stayed in Athene Palace Hotel as his temporary official residence.

On 23 May 1961, the Indonesian Embassy moved to its first official Chancery located at Strada Biserica Popa Chitu 18, Bucharest. From then on, the Ambassador and his family moved to their first official residence located at Strada Paris 37, Bucharest.

In line with the development of bilateral relations between the two countries, there was need in 1978 to have a larger Chancery to accommodate the increase of activities and number of staff, particularly after Indonesian Government’s decision to post a Military Attaché to Romania. The Indonesian Ambassador at that time, H.E. Muhamad Isnaeni, started to deal with relevant Romanian Authority. Finally, in July 1982, the Indonesian Embassy moved to its second Chancery located at Strada Orlando 10, Bucharest, which was much larger. The Chancery came into function after having been open by the Indonesian Ambassador, H.E. Muhamad Isnaeni, on 5 August 1983.