Although theTime is Very Short, President Jokowi Asks the 60th Commemoration of Asian-African Conference Well Prepared
Date 18 Februari 2015
Although preparation time for implementation of the event only 6 (six) weeks, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) asks that the implementation of the 60th Commemoration of the Asian-African Conference (KAA)”, and the 10th Commemoration of the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership (NAASP) well prepared.
“I think there is still enough time for us to prepare well,” the Head of State said.
Present in the meeting, among others, Minister of State Secretary, Pratikno; Cabinet Secretary, Andi Wijayanto; Chief of Presidential Staff, Luhut B. Pandjaitan; and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, AM. Fachir.
Jakarta and Bandung
As reported earlier, the 60th Commemoration of the Asian-African Conference (KAA), and the 10th Commemoration of the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership (NAASP) will be implemented in two segments, namely the Asia-Africa Summit in Jakarta starting on 19-23 April 2015, and the 60th Commemoration of KAA to be performed in Bandung on 24 April 2015.
“The government of Indonesian invited 109 delegations Asian and African countries, and the ambassador representatives to attend of both events,” Retno said, after the limited cabinet meeting at the presidential office in Jakarta, Friday (9/1) ago.
According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Asian-African Summit will consist of several meetings, ranging from high-level meetings or SOM up a meeting with the heads of government. “We begin with a senior officials meeting, forwarded to the ministerial meeting, which will end with a meeting of heads of government or leaders,” he explained.
?The theme of the 60th Commemoration of the KAA, according to Retno is “Strengthening, Straightening, and South-South Cooperation”. As it is known, the Asian-African Conference hold in Bandung in April 1955 ago. In 2004, in the same place also commemorated 50th of the conference that resulted the organization or the Non-Aligned Movement (Humas Setkab/ES)