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Poland-Indonesia relations: Not just about red and white

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 14 2008   /  11:10 am

Separated by geographical distance, Poland and Indonesia have much in common. The two nations use identical colors of red and white for their flags, and their respective histories are full of wars for independence and maintaining national unity. Without much fanfare, relations between the two countries have survived world and regime changes, since they were first established in the late 1950s. The fight against climate change has bound them even closer. Indonesia and Poland, as well as Denmark, are playing a pivotal role in creating a new international commitment to reducing global emissions. Poland will host the UN conference on climate change in December, which is expected to result in an action plan to implement the Bali road map agreed to in last year's conference in Indonesia. "We have enjoyed sound and vibrant relations so far," says Maciej O...