“Indonesia – South Africa: A South-South Partnership in the Making”

Join us for a Virtual Book Launch on 12 October 2020 at 10h00 SAST

In commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Indonesia and South Africa (12 August 1994), the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Pretoria has prepared a special commemorative book titled “Indonesia – South Africa: a South-South Partnership in the Making”. The book contains writings and perspectives from various scholars on a variety of topics, such as historical relations, contemporary issues, and ideas of future endeavors that can be explored by the two countries.

In this regard, the Embassy will be hosting a virtual book launch with the aim of giving exposure to the bilateral relations between Indonesia and South Africa.

To support the event, the Embassy collaborated with the renowned think thank organization in South Africa, namely, the South African Institute of International Relations (SAIIA). The Embassy is of the view that such a collaboration will be beneficial to achieve the objectives of the event, considering the expertise and experience SAIIA has in convening seminars or webinars.

The virtual book launch is intended to disseminate information regarding the history of bilateral relations between Indonesia and South Africa, in line with the context of the book, and also provides the avenue to exchange ideas and discuss further endeavors that can be explored to enhance the bilateral relation between Indonesia and South Africa.

Date of the Event : 12 October 2020 at 10h00 SAST

Keynote Address : Ambassador Dr. Anil Sooklal, Deputy Director General : Asia and Middle East, DIRCO

Opening Remarks : Executive Director of SAIIA, Ms. Elizabeth Sidiropoulos

Welcoming Remarks : Ambassador Salman Al Farisi of the Embassy of Indonesia

Moderator : Ms. Yu-Shan Wu (SAIIA)

Panelists/Speakers (the contributors of the Book) :
Prof.Muhammed Haron    -    Co-Editor of the Book
Dr. Siswo Pramono    -    Director General/Head of Policy Analysis and Development Agency at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia
Prof. Dirk Kotze    -    Senior Lecturer at the University of South Africa (UNISA)
Mr. Ebrahim Patel    -    Honorary Consul of the Republic of Indonesia in Durban

Reviewer of the Book : Prof. Gabriel Faimau (University of Botswana)

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