The 55th anniversary of diplomatic relations Cuba – Indonesia was celebrated by friends of Cuba in Jakarta.
Jakarta 26 January 2015. With a large attendance of about a hundred of people, members of the Association of Friendship Indonesia - Cuba (AFIC) in coordination with the Cuban Embassy, opened an exhibition of paintings and historical photos which collected significant milestones of diplomatic relations between the two countries established after the first visit of Indonesian President Soekarno.
Dr. Samsuridjal, President of the AAIC welcomed the presence of Cuban doctors during 2004 and 2006 as a result of natural disasters in Indonesia and stressed the importance of woven ties in an atmosphere of brotherhood and cooperation by creating new foundations for the improvement of friendly relations and strengthening bilateral relations.
For his part, Director of South America and Caribbean Affairs at the Chancery, Mr. Musthofa Taufic highlighted points of coincidence between Cuba and Indonesia in the Non-Aligned Movement, the Cooperation Forum por Latin America and East Asia and the Group of 77 that have characterized a period of fruitful exchange.
The achievements of Cuba for more than 5 decades were highlighted by the Cuban Ambassador Enna Viant V. in her speech, stressing the gradual progress of the exchange in branches such as health, sports, education and science.
Indonesian and Cuban Dances and Music performed by children of primary school and a Cuban resident artist, encouraged the show presentation which was also enjoyed by ambassadors and other diplomats from Ibero Latin American and Caribbean Group who were present at the event, along with officials from the Foreign Ministry in Jakarta, friends and families of the Indonesian students currently studying in Cuban universities.
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