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Asian African Conference commences in Jagarta, this April

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Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 06:43 GMT, Apr 22, 2015 |
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Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Asian African Conference and 10th Anniversary of the New Asian African Strategic Partnership held on 19th of April. In commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Asian African Conference and the 10th Anniversary of the New Asian African Strategic Partnership (NAASP), the Government of the Republic of Indonesia hosts a series of summit under the theme “Strengthening South-South Cooperation to Promote World Peace and Prosperity” in Jakarta and Bandung on the 19th to the 24th April 2015. Delegates from 109 Asian and African countries, 16 observer countries, and 25 international organizations have been invited to participate in this important event.

The forum is aimed at strengthening partnerships amongst Asian and African nations and sharing experiences in enhancing both regions’ economic development. It is also provides an opportunity to discuss solutions to overcome common challenges through strengthening South-South Cooperation.

The series of meetings began with the Senior Official Meeting on 19th April 2015, and followed by the Ministerial Meeting on 20th April and the Leaders’ Meeting on today and tomorrow (22nd and 23rd of April). In addition, the Asian African Business Summit held on yesterday and continues until today (21st and 22nd of April) in Jakarta as a side event. The Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Asian-African Conference will be held in Bandung on April 24.

The Asian African Conference Commemoration aims to conclude three outcome documents, namely a document containing the Bandung Message, a document on reinvigorating NAASP, and a declaration regarding Asian-African nations’ support to Palestine.