Youth is the key to development. Therefore, youth and education cooperation must be continuously improved. This was stated by the Indonesian Minister of Village, Development of Disadvantaged Regions, and the Transmigration, Eko Putro Sandjojo in his remarks at the celebration of 100th Anniversary of the Foundation of the former Czechoslovakia in Jakarta, Tuesday (6/11). Since 1995, Indonesia has invited around 190 Czech Republic students to study in Indonesia through various scholarships.
"Since 1995 Indonesia has invited approximately 190 Czech Republic students to learn Bahasa Indonesia through Dharma Siswa scholarship as well as through art and culture scholarship program. Equally, I’m hoping to see more Indonesian students to study at the University in Czech Republic. I’m proud that two oldest universities in Czech Republic are offering Indonesian studies as one of its Department," Eko Putro Sandjojo said.
Eko Putro Sandjojo further added that the visit of the President of the Czech Republic Senate in September 2018 had further strengthened bilateral relations and cooperation between the two countries. Also present at celebration of 100th Anniversary of the Foundation of the former Czechoslovakia are Czech Minister of Defense Lubomir Metnar who leads the Czech Republic delegation at the 2018 Indo-Defense Expo and Forum Exhibition in Jakarta. (VOI / AHM)