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The 69th Republic Day of India Reception was hosted at the Four Seasons Hotel in Jakarta on 31 January 2018 by H.E. Mr. Pradeep Kumar Rawat, Ambassador of India to Indonesia and was addressed by H.E. Mr. Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Industries of Republic of Indonesia, who was Chief Guest on the occasion.

  1. The high profile gathering of over 300 guests at the reception included Mr. I Nyoman Nuarta, Padma Shri Awardee, Mr. Sofjan Wanandi, Advisor to Vice President of Indonesia, Mr. H.S. Dillon, former Advisor to President of Indonesia on Poverty Alleviation, Mr. I Made Andi Arsana & Ibu Shinta, members of India-Indonesia Eminent Persons Group, Mr. Suryo Bambang Sulisto, Chairman of Advisory Board of KADIN, captains of the business community, senior officials from various Ministries of the Indonesian government, representatives of think-tanks, academia, media, the Indian community and the diplomatic corps.
  1. In his remarks, H.E. Mr. Airlangga Hartarto said that there was great potential for improving trade and investment between two countries through better market access mechanisms. He welcomed Indian pharmaceutical companies participation in API Sector in Indonesia. 
  1. Earlier H.E. Mr. Pradeep Kumar Rawat welcoming the audience highlighted that the pace of bilateral relations had picked up since the State visit of H.E. Mr. Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia, to India in December 2016. These were complimented in last one year with four Ministerial level exchanges taking place in January 2018, which culminated in the visit of H.E. Mr. Joko Widodo as Guest of Honour for the ASEAN India Commemorative Summit. Ambassador also felicitated well-known Indonesian artist and sculptor, Mr. I Nyoman Nuarta who through his art form had made invaluable contribution to promoting the shared cultural heritage of India and Indonesia. It may be noted that Government of India had announced conferment of Padma Shri, one of India’s highest civilian award to Mr. I Nyoman Nuarta on the occasion of the 69th Republic Day of India.

  1. A photo exhibition chronicling India-Indonesia relation was also put on display at the venue of the Republic Day reception. There was also a cultural performance of Ramayana by dance troupe of Ibu Bulantrisna, a reputed proponent of Balinese dance, who had led the Ramayana troupe to India recently for the AICS. 

 Jakarta, 31 January 2018

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