Skyline of the Indonesian city Jakarta. The city is located right on the strategic Strait of Malacca. (yohanes budiyanto/flickr)
Skyline of the Indonesian city Jakarta. The city is located right on the strategic Strait of Malacca.
(yohanes budiyanto/flickr)

Germany’s Indonesia Connection

February 12, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
Germany continues to forge links with Pacific powers in forming its Asia-Pacific hegemonic strategy.
 

Having recently strengthened its strategic alliance with Australia, Germany is now intent on building regional cooperation with Indonesia.

German-Foreign-Policy.com recently reported: “Jakarta offers itself as a partner for Berlin in Southeast Asia, says an analysis by the Foundation for Science and Politics [Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (swp)]; it is politically as well as economically on the rise, and in the region considered as a ‘leading power,’ and additionally, controls the ‘Strait of Malacca,’ one of the ‘world’s most important seaways,’ with great importance for China” (February 7; translation ours).

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