As written on my article in eRepublik
I just want to share info about the history of the independence of the Republic of Indonesia which was never published or taught in schools, namely about support for Indonesia's independence by the Arab states. Soekarno and Hatta could proclaim Indonesia's de facto independence on August 17, 1945, but keep in mind that to stand up (de jure) as a sovereign country, Indonesia needs recognition from other nations. At this point we aided by recognition of figures Middle East leaders, so that Indonesia could be a sovereign state.
Even some Ulama in Egypt and the Arab World formed "Lajnatud Difa'i'an Indonesia" (Indonesian Defence Committee) by their own initiative. The agency declared on October 16, 1945 at the Islamic Youth Center Building Society with Gen. Saleh Harb Pasha as head of the meeting.
The strong support of the Egyptian people for the independence of Indonesia, due the insistence and lobbying the leaders of Al-Ikhwan Al-Moslem, that made the Egyptian government recognizes the government of Indonesia's sovereignty over Indonesia on March 22, 1946.
|In this photo: Haj Amin Al-Husseini (third man from right), Mufti of Palestine with the Indonesian Foreign MinisterHaj Agus Salim (second man from right), Eltaher (on the right end) and others in Cairo in 1946.|
After that, officially the Arab League Council's decision dated 18 November 1946 recommended to all member states of the Arab League to recognize Indonesia as a sovereign independent state.
THE PROCLAMATIONWE THE PEOPLE OF INDONESIA HEREBY DECLARE THE INDEPENDENCE OF INDONESIA. MATTERS WHICH CONCERN THE TRANSFER OF POWER AND OTHER THINGS WILL BE EXECUTED BY CAREFUL MEANS AND IN THE SHORTEST POSSIBLE TIME.
DJAKARTA, 17 AUGUST 1945
IN THE NAME OF THE PEOPLE OF INDONESIA
"Your current friends may become ex-friends in future, but not with Brothers"
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- M. Zein hassan lc. Lt., Dilomasi Revolusi Indonesia di Luar Negeri, Penerbit Bulan Bintang, Jakarta 1980.