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Azerbaijanis like pencak silat and Indonesian language

  • Veeramalla Anjaiah

  /   Sat, February 15 2020   /  02:04 am
All smiles: Indonesian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Husnan Bey Fananie (fifth left) poses with Azerbaijani students during the Indonesian Cultural Festival in Baku in 2018. Both Indonesian and Azerbaijani artists performed at the festival. Many Azerbaijani students study Indonesian language, music and dance. (Courtesy of Indonesian Embassy in Baku)

All smiles: Indonesian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Husnan Bey Fananie (fifth left) poses with Azerbaijani students during the Indonesian Cultural Festival in Baku in 2018. Both Indonesian and Azerbaijani artists performed at the festival. Many Azerbaijani students study Indonesian language, music and dance. (Courtesy of Indonesian Embassy in Baku)While Azerbaijan might not be well known among many Indonesians, the people of the energy-rich country in the South Caucasus are with Indonesian culture, language and cuisine, as well as its traditional martial art, pencak silat.But why is Indonesia gaining such widespread popularity in Azerbaijan?This is due in part to the aggressive campaign launched by the Indonesian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Husnan Bey Fananie, which aims to introduce Indonesia to the people of Azerbaijan through culture, education and trade.ÔÇťAzerbaijanis like Indonesia very ...