On September 17, 2015, at the invitation of the Republic of Indonesia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for the Russian Federation, Mr Jauhari Oratmanguna, CESIR management took part in a welcoming reception organized by the Embassy of Indonesia in Russia. The event was held in Moscow at the Four Seasons hotel. A group of children from Indonesia, who performed the national anthems of the two countries, opened the evening. The children sang the Russian anthem in Russian, which impressed all the guests.
The timing of the meeting was set to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Indonesia’s independence and the 65th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Indonesia. The Declaration of Independence laid the foundation for the construction of the sovereign state of Indonesian. In his welcoming speech, the Ambassador noted the long and difficult path that the Indonesian government had to go through. “When Indonesia declared its independence, it was the poorest country. Now, we have a GDP growth rate of about 5% per year, and for 2014, this was valued at 888.5 billion dollars. Throughout all the time, the Russian Federation has been a close friend for us, and greatly assisted us in developing Indonesia.”
Russian government representatives attended the reception. Deputy Foreign Minister, Igor Morgulov, delivered a welcoming speech. During his speech, he noted that “cooperation between the two countries is being strengthened, regardless of the prevailing global political and economic environment.”
“Russian and Indonesian perspectives on regional and international affairs, as well as on key global issues, coincide. They are based on the values of adherence to international law, security and mutual focus on the maintenance of peace and stability in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Igor Morgulov.
Today, Russia and Indonesia are working together on large investment projects. Also, the countries are engaged in cooperation in the economic, military-technical and humanitarian sectors. The priorities mainly include the construction of the railway line on the island of Kalimantan, the development of marine resources and cooperation in the nuclear industry.
At the event, the head of CESIR, Olga Biryukova, in a personal conversation, thanked the Ambassador and appreciated his contribution to the development of bilateral relations between Russia and Indonesia. Both sides expressed hope for further fruitful cooperation.
We wish success to the Russian-Indonesian relations. Peace, happiness and prosperity to the Republic of Indonesia and its people!
Text: Anna Maksimova
Photo: EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA