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Indonesia celebrates 74th Independence Day

Country proclaimed independence in 1945 after being colonized by Dutch for 350 years, later by Japan for 3 and half years

Umar Idris   | 17.08.2019
Indonesia celebrates 74th Independence Day Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Front L), wearing traditional Balinese attire, and Vice President of Indonesia, Jusuf Kalla (Front R) attend a ceremony to celebrate Indonesia's 74th Independence Day at the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia on August 17, 2019. ( Anton Raharjo - Anadolu Agency )


Indonesia on Saturday celebrated its 74th Independence Day on Saturday.

The country had proclaimed its independence on Aug. 17, 1945, after being colonized by the Dutch forces for 350 years and later by Japan for three and half years.

Marking the Independence Day, President Joko Widodo said the country would continue to work for welfare of its people.

Joko Widodo, who was elected for second term, called on Indonesian people to unite following presidential elections in April 2019.

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