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COVID-19 challenges derail 65th RI-Poland anniversary events

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Fri, May 29 2020   /  01:38 am

The pandemic has left the global economy in tatters as the world struggles to cope with its adverse impacts. For Indonesia and Poland, 2020 was supposed to be a “special year”, said Indonesian Ambassador to Poland Siti Nugraha Mauludiah in reference to the 65 years of diplomatic relations the two countries will mark this year.Appointed to her post in March 2019, ambassador Siti recently spoke to The Jakarta Post’s Musthofid about the economic impacts on Indonesia-Poland bilateral ties and the relief efforts the embassy in Warsaw is providing to Indonesian citizens in Poland. The following is an excerpt from the interview.Question: How has the pandemic impacted Indonesia-Poland relations?Answer: The COVID-19 pandemic throughout the world, including Poland, has affected economies everywhere. Poland’s [earlier] economic growth in 2020, which was projected at 3.7 percent, was correct...