When Indonesia declared indepence on August 17, 1945, Egypt soon hold a meeting of foreign ministers of Arab League countries. On 18 November 1946, they set the resolution on recognition of independence of Indonesia as fully independent and sovereign state. Recognition is a de jure recognition by international law.
To convey this recognition of the Secretary General of the Arab League when it was, Adurahman Azzam Pasha, sent the consul General of Egypt in India. Mohammad Abdul Mun’im, to go to Indonesia. After going through a long journey and full of obstacles particulary from the Dutch side the finally he got to the capital city of Yogyakarta. Indonesia at that time, and received in state by President Sukarno and Hatta in 1947. This is the first recognition of the independence of Indonesia by a foreign state.
A good relationship continues with the opening of RI Representatives in Egypt with HM Rasyidi pointed as a Charge d’Affairs or “Business Authority.” Representatives are serving as diplomatic missions and equipment for the entire Arab League countries. This intimate relationship gives meaning to the struggle of Indonesia during a debate at the forum of the UN General Assembly and UN Security Council to discuss disputed Indonesia-Dutch. Arab diplomats with persisted support Indonesia.
Reply to the defense of President Sukarno Arab countries in international forums with
Visiting Egypt and Saudi Arabia in May 1956 and Iraq in April 1960. In 1956, when the UN General Assembly decided to withdraw British troops, France and Israel from the territory of Egypt, Indonesia support the decision and for the first time the UN Peacekeeping Force sent to Egypt, called the Garuda Contingent I.
TNI’s participation in UN Peace missions for the first time is happened in Sinai, Egypt on UNEF-1 mission (United Nations Emergency Force) on January 8, 1957, when conflicts occur in the region of the Suez Canal. Since then until now, the TNI is still believed to actively participate in various UN peace missions. This is evidence that the TNI is still frusted by the United Nations to engage actively in the peacekeeping activities of the world, since keterlibatanya began in 1957 in the Garuda Contingent Task Force (Task Force Garuda Contingent).