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Mexico, Indonesia are still good friends after 55 years: Envoy

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 15 2008   /  10:14 am

Friends don't need to be lovers but lovers must be friends. Mexico and Indonesia are both friends and lovers. They are geographically distant -- one in North America, the other in Southeast Asia -- but they are not that far apart in their hearts, says Mexican ambassador to Indonesia. MELBA PRIA: (JP/Veeramalla Anjaiah) "Mexico and Indonesia are so far away (from each other) geographically and yet we have been good friends for 55 years. This shows that we are close in our hearts. We are just an ocean away," Ambassador Melba Pria, a charismatic career-diplomat, told The Jakarta Post in an exclusive interview at her office recently. This year, both Mexico and Indonesia are commemorating the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. In fact, interaction between the two giants dates back to the 18th century ...