INDONESIA AND GERMANY CELEBRATE THE DAY OF GERMAN UNITY 2023
The Embassy of Germany in Indonesia hosted the Day of German Unity, featuring special remarks by H.E. Ms. Ina Lepel, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Indonesia, ASEAN, and Timor-Leste, as well as the Indonesian Minister of Defense, Prabowo Subianto.
On Wednesday, October 4th, 2023, the Embassy of Germany in Indonesia hosted the Day of German Unity at Kempinski, Jakarta. Alongside the opening remarks by Her Excellency Ms. Ina Lepel, the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Indonesia, ASEAN, and Timor-Leste, the Indonesian Minister of Defense, Prabowo Subianto, represented the Indonesian government at the invitation of the German Embassy in Jakarta and delivered a special address to mark the Day of German Unity.
In his welcoming speech, Minister Prabowo extended heartfelt congratulations on behalf of the Indonesian government and its people to the Federal Republic of Germany and the entire German nation on their National Day. This gesture underscored the deep-rooted friendship and mutual respect between the two countries.
Minister Prabowo emphasized the long-standing and robust relationship that has developed between Indonesia and Germany over the years. He highlighted the active participation of German businesses in Indonesia's economy, which has significantly contributed to its growth and development. Furthermore, the Minister stressed that this collaboration extends beyond economic ties, as the German government has made substantial contributions to Indonesia's infrastructure development, emphasizing the importance of technical cooperation.
Moreover, both Indonesia and Germany share common values in supporting unity among nations worldwide, reflecting their unwavering commitment to international cooperation and peace.
Indonesia's connection with Germany runs deep, transcending diplomatic relations. Many Indonesians have had the opportunity to receive education and training in Germany, including prominent figures in Indonesian history. For instance, Indonesia's third President, B.J. Habibie, graduated from German educational institutions and maintained strong ties with the German nation throughout his life.
Minister Prabowo himself spoke about his educational experience in Germany in 1981, expressing his enduring admiration for the achievements and progress of the German people. This personal connection further solidified the strong bonds between the two countries.
In conclusion, Minister Prabowo urged both nations to continue strengthening their relations and cooperation with a shared objective of promoting prosperity, peace, and global stability. This event serves as a reminder of the significance of international friendships and collaborations.
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