Indonesian Ambassador Teaches Ethiopian Students to Play Golf

25 November 2021

Addis Ababa: After the Indonesia-Ethiopia Student Correspondence Program (IESCOP) held at the Indonesian Embassy in Addis Ababa on Saturday, June 26, teachers and 16 Native English Private School (NEPS) students in Addis Ababa flocked to Ambassador Al Busyra Basnur.

"Mr. Ambassador, can we be taught the technique of playing golf. We really want to know the golf equipment and how to hit the ball correctly," asked a student accompanied by his teacher, in a written statement from the Indonesian Embassy in Addis Ababa received by on Sunday, 27 June 2021. .

Then, the Indonesian Ambassador to Ethiopia, Djibouti and the African Union invited the students to gather in the grass garden of the Indonesian Embassy.

It was there that Ambassador Al Busyra taught the junior high school students how to hit and play golf. They then practiced how to hit a golf ball which was not easy.

After being asked by the Indonesian Ambassador, it turned out that the Ethiopian students were interested in learning golf after they learned through local media reports that the Indonesian Embassy in Addis Ababa held a golf tournament on 22 May. The golf tournament was first organized by representatives of foreign countries in Addis Ababa.

Before training the student to play golf, Ambassador Al Busyra told about the progress of the sport of golf in Indonesia.

Last May, the Indonesian Embassy in Addis Ababa became the first friendly country embassy in Ethiopia to organize a golf tournament in that country. In Addis Ababa, there are more than 100 embassies of Ethiopia's friendly countries.

This was stated by Molalign Asfaw, Director General of Asian and Oceanian Affairs from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia when officially opening the Indonesia-Ethiopia Invitational and Friendship Golf Tournament 2021 which was held by the Indonesian Embassy in Addis Ababa on Saturday, May 22. The opening also marked Molalign's first hitting of a golf ball on the first hole.


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