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Finland turns centenarian ‘together’ with Indonesia

Jakarta   /   Thu, December 7 2017   /  01:18 am

Century cake: Finnish Ambassador Paivi Hiltunen-Toivio (left) and Energy and Mineral Resources Deputy Minister Arcandra Tahar exchange pieces of a celebratory cake during a National Day reception held in Jakarta on Wednesday to mark Finland’s 100th anniversary of independence from Russia.(JP/Tama Salim)The Finnish mission in Jakarta celebrated on Wednesday a special event commemorating its 100 years of independence, with both Finland and Indonesia seeking to leverage the best of both countries’ strengths moving forward.

Speaking at the National Day reception, Finnish Ambassador Paivi Hiltunen-Toivio took the theme of the Finnish centenary, “Together,” to highlight Finland’s embrace of global partnership beyond its Nordic backyard.

“The story of Finland is unique and deserves special attention. Today we are celebrating ‘together’ with all Finns and friends of...