An official ceremony on the occasion of the 72nd anniversary of the Declaration of Independence of the Republic of Indonesia took place on the 17th of August in the Indonesian embassy’s garden in Sofia.

The celebration began with a speech by H. E. Ms. Sri Astari Rasjid, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in our country; after that “Pancasila”, the official fundamental philosophical theory of the Indonesian State and the proclamation of the Declaration of the Indonesian Independence from August 17th, 1945, were read; then followed the solemn rise of the flag of the Republic of Indonesia.

The ceremony was attended by many Indonesian citizens living in Bulgaria and a wide range of their friends. The day was filled with sports games, traditional for Indonesia, awards and lots of smiles.

The material was provided by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia.