11 Dec 2012
By establishing the Linggadjati Award, the Board of the Indonesia Nederland Society likes to recall the values of mutual respect, reconciliation and friendship as a base for wider cooperation between the Netherlands and Indonesia.
The opportunity of the INS seminar was seized to award Mrs. Joty ter Kulve the first-ever ‘Linggadjati Award’ for her contribution to furthering the relations between the Netherlands and the Republic of Indonesia.
Quote from the Linggajati Award 2012 Certificate
‘It was Mrs. ter Kulve’s accomplishment that in the Netherlands as well as in Indonesia, Linggarjati now is seen as a Lieu de Mémoire, because it is there, that in a sphere of mutual respect and mutual recognition, the conditions were laid for reconciliation, friendship and future cooperation between the Netherlands and Indonesia. The international community would later on support the way in which the Netherlands and Indonesia embarked at Linggarjati in peace diplomacy. ‘Respecting our Asian and European backgrounds, cultures and potentials, we could by working together strengthen our identities by reconciliation, friendship and cooperation’. This is the message that Mrs. Joti ter Kulve, Ibu Joty, time and again conveys to younger generations with force and with her great charisma.’
See further for the complete speech