Commemorating its independence
day, Indonesian Embassy in Baku honoured Friends of Indonesia in Azerbaijan,
Jeyhun Ashrafov, Abbas Hunbatov and Prof. Habib Zarbaliyev. Those people were
honoured in a ceremony after flag hoisting ceremony in commemorating the
anniversary of the 72nd Independence of the Republic of Indonesia
Ambassador of the Republic of
Indonesia, Dr. Husnan Bey Fananie
mentioned that three of them has been honoured for their effort in enhancing
the friendship between Indonesian and Azerbaijani and enhancing better
understanding between people of Indonesia and Azerbaijan.
Prof. Habib Zarbaliyev has been well
known for building a better understanding between Indonesian and Azerbaijani
through education. Indonesian language
major and establishing Indonesian Center at
Azerbaijan University of Languages are among of those efforts that he
contributed for the friendship between Indonesian and Azerbaijan.
While, Abbas Hunbatov and Jeyhun
Ashrafov has been major contributors in introducing Pencak Silat in Azerbaijan.
Pencak Silat, a traditional martial art from Indonesia is practiced not only
for physical defense but also carries philosophical values and the way of life
The Republic of Indonesia is
celebrating August 17th as her independence day and marks
Indonesia’s independence from Dutch colonial rule since 1945.