South-south and triangular cooperation in Indonesia
South-South Cooperation (SSC) is not new to Indonesia. In fact, it has roots in the early days of the Republic of Indonesia. In 1946, as part of efforts to gain international recognition for the newly born republic, Indonesia sent 500,000 tons of rice to India, which was experiencing a severe famine. This early humanitarian aid brought Indonesia much-needed recognition from countries in Asia and the Middle East. It also planted the seeds for Indonesia’s cooperation with the decolonised territories that were to become part of the Global South.