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Indonesia and the Netherlands: A special relationship

  • Retno Marsudi

The Hague | Mon, April 2 2012 | 08:00 am

PREMIUM I joined the Indonesian foreign service in 1986. Since the beginning of my career, I’ve heard much about a special relationship between Indonesia and the Netherlands. But I never asked how special it was beyond the historical linkage.

During my assignment here in the Netherlands from 1997 to 2001, I was briefed by my superior that we had a special relationship with the Netherlands. I neit...