Indonesia launches a book to commemorate 25-year bilateral relations with South Africa
To commemorate 25-year diplomatic relations with South Africa, the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Pretoria, South Africa, on Saturday (17/10 launched a book entitled "Indonesia South Africa: A South – South Partnership in the Making." In the launch of the book held virtually, the Indonesian Embassy in Pretoria collaborated with the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA). It was attended by hundreds of academicians, policy observers, government officials and the diplomatic corps from Indonesia and South Africa.
The Indonesian Embassy in Pretoria in a written statement in Jakarta on Saturday (17/10) stated that the book contains of insights and perspectives on various topics such as the history of Indonesia-South Africa relations, contemporary issues and ideas for future cooperation written by contributors of both countries.
Indonesian Ambassador to South Africa, Salman Al Farisi in his remarks emphasized the strong history of relations between the two countries and encouraged both sides not to fully feel satisfied with the current achievements. Moreover, he also highlighted many potentials that can be explored by both countries.
On the occasion, Director General for Asia and the Middle East of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of South Africa, Ambassador Anil Sooklal affirmed the importance of the South-South Cooperation scheme and both countries need to strengthen their people-to-people contacts in this modern era. In this virtual event, all related stakeholders of both countries are encouraged to maintain and improve the long-standing relations between Indonesia and South Africa.