President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee extends greetings to Indonesia on Independence Day

Q.  Which country celebrated its 71st Independence Day on August 17, 2016?
- Published on 17 Aug 16

a. India
b. Pakistan
c. Indonesia
d. Malaysia

ANSWER: Indonesia
President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended greetings and felicitations to Government and people of the Republic of Indonesia on the 71st anniversary of their independence day i.e August 17, 2016.
  • The current president of the Republic of Indonesia is Joko Widodo
  • The two nations believe in “Bhinneka Tunggal Ika” (Unity in Diversity) and share warm and friendly relations.
  • The partnership is bolstered by robust strategic engagement, defence and security cooperation, comprehensive economic partnership, cultural and people to people linkages and cooperation in response to common challenges.
  • This is known as the 5 pronged approach.
  • Apart from this, August 17 was also the National Day of the Republic of Gabon whose current president is Ali Bongo Ondimba.
  • Cooperative bilateral relations are shared between India and Gabon.

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