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Jakarta Post

IAID 2019: Connecting Indonesia with Africa for prosperity

  • Veeramalla Anjaiah

    The Jakarta Post/Supplement Team

  /   Tue, August 20 2019   /  12:51 am

New forum: Vice President Jusuf Kalla (center) opens the first Indonesia-Africa Forum (IAF 2018) at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center. The vice president explained that Indonesia and Africa have a long diplomatic history beginning with the Asia-Africa Conference (KAA) in Bandung in 1955. The spirit of cooperation between Indonesia and Africa has been maintained ever since and was marked with the 50-year and 60-year anniversaries of the Asia-Africa Conference in 2005 and 2015.(Courtesy of Indonesian Foreign Ministry)Indonesia, a member of the Group of 20, has been active in engaging with Africa since its birth in 1945. Just after 10 years of its freedom, in 1955, Indonesia hosted the first ever Asia-Africa Conference in Bandung to boost friendship, solidarity and cooperation among the people of both continents.Indonesia, under the leadership of popular President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo...