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Jakarta Post

July 14 spirit enlivens relations between France and Indonesia

  • Olivier Chambard


Jakarta   /   Tue, July 14 2020   /  01:00 am
Indonesia and France two flags textile cloth(Shutterstock/Aleks_Shutter)

This year, for the first time since the end of World War II, the avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris will not host a military parade on the occasion of July 14. Given the exceptional situation, President Emmanuel Macron wanted instead to pay tribute to those who are engaged in the fight against COVID-19 around the world. By this choice, France wants to show its solidarity with European and international partners affected by the health crisis. Indonesia is a major partner for France in Southeast Asia. Our countries are united by bonds of friendship and since 2011, by a strategic partnership based on common values ​​such as democracy, human rights, tolerance and pluralism within society, and the conception of a secure, law-based international order that we are engaging to strengthen today. Facing the growing challenges of globalization, peace and security, be it climate cha...