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The 1955 Bandung Conference and its present significance

  • Yayan GH Mulyana

Jakarta | Fri, April 29 2011 | 08:00 am

PREMIUM Fifty-six years ago, on April 18-24, 1955, a conference that involved five sponsoring countries (Burma, Ceylon, India, Indonesia and Pakistan) and 24 participating countries from Asia and Africa convened in Bandung. The Bandung Conference turned out to be a historic watershed in the international relations of those countries.

Amid pressure from the growing Cold War bipolarism, those countri...