13 November, 2013

The Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) initiated by Indonesia in 2008, is an annual, inclusive and open intergovernmental forum on the development of democracy in the Asia Pacific region. The forum is aimed to promote and foster regional and international cooperation in the field of peace and democracy through dialogue-based on sharing experiences and best practices that adhere to the principle of equality, mutual respect and understanding, with the participating countries sharing its ownership.

In Indonesia’s view, democracy is not only about a successful general election. Democracy needs to be consolidated and rooted in every aspects of Indonesian national life.

Furthermore, democracy, as enshrined in the value system of Pancasila as the philosophy of the nation, needs to be projected in Indonesia’s foreign policy. Therefore the promotion of democracy is an integral part of Indonesia’s foreign policy, particularly in the Asian Region.

Indonesia stresses the importance on how democracy should be built in the region based on its main principles which are: (i) Democracy cannot be imposed from outside. Every political development should be a ‘home-grown’ experience. It is something that must be constructed on the basis of a nation’s own historical experience and cultural conditions; (ii) it is imperative for the world’s community of nations; regardless their ideological affinity and political allegiance, to learn from each other in perfecting the methods of governance so they can better serve the larger goals of prosperity and peace. The process of mutual learning and sharing of experience would further vet the nature of democracy as a unifying factor.

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Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia to Hungary participated in International Tourism Fair - UTAZAS 2019 that was held in HungExpo - Budapest on 21-24 February 2019
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia promoted Indonesia for Hungarian and International Students at Sopron University in Sopron in the frame of Intercultural Event, 18 February 2019
The Indonesian Embassy in Budapest made collaboration with young Hungarian contemporary electronic music composers to participate in Átlátszó Hang (Transparent Sound) Music Festival 2019 that was held on 13 January 2019 in CentriFUGA, Budapest.
The Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia and Viranyosi Cultural House Budapest organized Indonesian Spring Festival, 20 February 2016.
H.E Wening Esthyprobo Fatandari, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia Budapest opened Bali Art Exhibition in Budapest
Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia held a cultural art performances Indonesia Kirana in two different cities in Hungary. In the objective promotion of culture, the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia pick one of the prestigious State University of Indonesia, University of Padjadjaran to held this event.
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