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Jakarta Post

Venezuela, RI celebrate 50 years of friendly ties

  • Veeramalla Anjaiah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 3 2009   /  03:02 pm

Venezuela may be half a world away from Indonesia, but the people of Venezuela care about this archipelagic nation. When the tsunami devastated Aceh in 2004, Venezuela immediately donated US$2 million for the relief effort. This small gesture will remain a symbol of friendship in the history of both countries. Surprisingly, Venezuela and Indonesia have been friends for the past 50 years. "This year, we are celebrating the 50 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Venezuela and Indonesia. We don't have any problems in our bilateral relations," Venezuelan Embassy Charg* d'Affaires Maria Virginia Mezones Liccioni told The Jakarta Post on Thursday in Jakarta. The Venezuelan Embassy is also celebrating its 198th Independence Day on Friday with a reception and a photo exhibition in Jakarta. Venezuela gained independence from Spain on July 5,...