Jakarta, August 17.- Indonesia celebrates the 75th anniversary of its Independence, which it reached in 1945, after 300 years of Dutch rule.
This commemoration inevitably reminds us of its founding father, Sukarno, who read the "Proclamation of Independence" for the first time, on August 17, 1945, today known as ¨Jalan Proklamasi¨, in Jalan Pegangsaan Timur (its current capital, Jakarta).
It should be evoked that, under the leadership of President Sukarno, who was the first Head of State to visit Cuba after his revolutionary triumph, our diplomatic relations were established, which this year have reached their 60th Anniversary, overcoming the tests of time and distance.
These historic relationships were forged in the tumultuous 1960s, on the basis of friendship and a commonality of principles between President Sukarno and the Commander-in-Chief, in defense of sovereignty and social justice.
Since then and until today, both nations have maintained a solid friendship and cooperation, based on mutual respect, a will that we propose to maintain, as reflected in the congratulatory messages that the President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, and the Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, also sent to their Indonesian counterparts on this occasion.
Embassy of Cuba in Indonesia.
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