UNAIR NEWS- In order to improve bilateral relations between Indonesia and Poland, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP) UNAIR held a guest lecture with Ambassador of Poland to Indonesia H.E. Beata Stoczynska. It was held on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 in Adi Sukadana FISIP UNAIR Hall.
The arrival of H.E. Beata Stoczynska and the delegation were welcomed by Prof. Dra. Myrtati Dyah Artaria Ma., Ph.D. Anthropology lecturer, Siti Rokhmawati Susanto S.IP., MIR, a lecturer of International Relations with several faculty leaders. Siti Rokhmawati or Irma hoped that from this guest lecture, participants understood how far the relationship between Indonesia and Poland.
Starting the guest lecture, H.E. Beata Stoczynska explained her about her job as ambassador is to talk about Poland, invite students to continue studying in Poland, as well as continue relation between Indonesia and Poland.
Before explaining about the history of Poland, H.E. Beata Stoczynska said that participants needed to learn a lot from the country’s history because, through history, they can understand important things related to a country.
Poland joined NATO in 1999, then 5 years later Poland joined the European Union (EU). “Being a member of the European Union (EU) is not easy. Many things need to be changed, including changes in the economic system in Poland, “Beata explained.
On that occasion, Beata explained that bilateral relations between Indonesia and Poland have been established since 1955. Various visits from Indonesia have also been carried out since Indonesia’s First President Ir. Sukarno visited Poland in 1959.
After that, Indonesia’s Fifth President Megawati Soekarnoputri visited in 2003. Poland’s First President, Aleksander Kwasniewski, also visited Indonesia in 2004.
“There is investment about energy development sector in Lombok. Next week I want to see the progress, ” she explained.
Furthermore, there is also a form of bilateral relations in the field of education with Poland through scholarships for Indonesian students who wish to continue studying in Poland. One of them is The Ignacy Lukasiewicz.
“Our embassy is active on social media Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and websites. There will be information related to scholarships, ” she concluded
In the end, Beata explained that the average cost of living in Poland was not too high. Moreover, there are many beautiful tourist attractions in Poland to be visited. (*)
Author: R. Dimar Herfano Akbar
Editor : Binti Q Masruroh