Annual assembly of the Association of Serbian-Indonesian Friendship “Nusantara” was held in the Embassy of Indonesia. Samuel Samson, the Ambassador of Indonesia in Belgrade addressed the guests. He expressed his content for having so many friends of his country gathered in one place. Samson looked back at the traditional friendship from the period of former Yugoslavia that was conceived by the two statesmen – Tito and Sukarno. This most populated Muslim country that has 300 nations is a clear example of how unity can be maintained.

“There are many plans that could build a firm bridge between Serbia and Indonesia”, said the Ambassador giving instances of economy and trade exchange. He also brought up that Serbia could be the center of distributing Indonesian palm oil, coffee, tea and chocolate.

First time in the history of this country from 6 to 10 of April a bilateral inter-religious dialogue will be held, as it was announced at the meeting, while in May in Indonesia half century since the first conference of the non-aligned countries will be commemorated. The same event will be celebrated in Belgrade in September. This year was denoted as the year of Serbia and Indonesia. The Ambassador presented a souvenir from the traditional Indonesian mythology to Dragan Bata Lukic, the Head of the Association of Serbian-Indonesian Friendship “Nusantara”. The visitors had the opportunity to try numerous salty and sweet delicacies from this distant country.

А. К.

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