President Sukarno of Indonesia on August 17 urged “co-existence” between the West and Asian nationalism. In a broadcast to the nation on the anniversary of Indonesian Independence, he said the West did not understand the reality of nationalism in Asia and Africa. One of the reasons for tension and conflict was that the West appeared to assume that it was its task to make others look and act like itself. He said the influence of the Asian-African nations represented a “third potential” in the world divided by Communists and non-Communists. If this potential was left alone it would develop into the “greatest possible contribution towards world welfare and world peace.”