Vice President Jusuf Kalla was on Friday recognized by Belgium for his role in boosting bilateral relations, especially in the economic sector, between Indonesia and Belgium. He was awarded the Commandeur de l’Ordre de Leopold medal, while the Indonesian CoC chairman, M.S. Hidayat, was honored as Officeur de l’Ordre de Leopold. The honors were delivered by Belgian deputy prime minister and foreign minister Karel de Gucht. Belgium is Indonesia’s sixth major destination for exports in the EU and 18th in the world.
Source: PA Asia - Public Affairs and CSR from the Jakarta Post, 7 February, p.2