Indonesia seeks stronger cooperation with Bangladesh
Published : Wednesday, 17 August, 2022 at 2:23 PM Count : 679
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Dhaka on Wednesday celebrated the 77th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia.
The event started with a flag hoisting ceremony in the morning in the premises of the embassy, reports UNB.
There were more than 150 participants including diplomats and staff of the embassy, Indonesian citizens and diaspora living around Dhaka.
The ceremony was held with limited participants as part of strict health protocols regarding Covid-19.
The embassy also hosted several other activities, among others fun games and competitions participated by the Indonesian communities, as well as cultural performances called “Panggung Gembira" and also food stalls festivals, soon after the flag ceremony was held.
Indonesian Ambassador to Bangladesh Heru Subolo said they are proud of the long history of friendship and cooperation between Bangladesh and Indonesia that reached 50 years in 2022 and his country is looking forward to stronger cooperation with Bangladesh.
He also expressed the grievance in solidarity to the people of Bangladesh, on the occasion of the National Mourning Day, by remembering the struggle of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, for the liberation of Bangladesh.
The day before, on Tuesday, Ambassador Heru Subolo, together with other Asean heads of mission in Dhaka, paid homage to Bangabandhu by laying a wreath and visited Bangabandhu Memorial Museum.
Ambassador Heru said Bangabandhu’s struggle and forward-looking visions have inspired the people and the leaders of Bangladesh and beyond.
“Our 50 years and beyond true partnership and cooperation between Indonesia and Bangladesh will shine under the spirit of friendship from both leaders of the two countries and the people, many years ahead,” he said.