ASEAN Foundation to Hold Dialog Forum to Mark Anniversary

19 January, 2012 | Source: ANTARA News

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The ASEAN Foundation is holding a dialogue forum at the Hotel Indonesia Kempinski here on January 20, to mark its 14th anniversary.

Among prominent figures expected to attend the forum were Coordinating Minister for People`s Welfare Agung Laksono, ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan, Foreign Minister Marty M. Natalegawa, and Health Minister Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih, the ASEAN Foundation said in a statement here on Wednesday.

ASEAN Foundation Executive Director Makarim Wibisono will deliver welcoming remarks and Agung Laksono the forum`s opening specch.

A message by Surin Pitsuwan on the establishment of the ASEAN Community by 2015 will also be delivered. The chair of the ASEAN Foundation Board of Trustees and Permanent Representative of Brunei Darussalam to ASEAN Pengiran Hajjah Basmillah Pengiran Haji Abbas will be requested to introduce the guest speaker.

Minister Marty will lead the interactive lecture session during the forum.

The audience will have the opportunity to interact directly with the minister on the future of ASEAN cooperation towards a people-oriented community.

The audience may provide feedback or make comments or raise concerns or share ideas on the issue of ASEAN. It is an interactive session, thus, interaction between the minister and the audience was very much expected.

The ASEAN Foundation, on the occasion, would acknowledge its various project donours which include the governments of Japan, the People`s Republic of China, the Republic of the Philippines, Royal Philips Electronics, Inter-American Development Bank, Microsoft, and Hewlett-Packard.

In honor of past executive directors of the ASEAN Foundation, a recognition will also be presented to Wisber Loeis, Dr. Ruben C. Umaly, Apichai Sunchindah, and Dr. Filemon A. Uriarte, Jr.

 

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has projected that Indonesias economic growth will continue to strengthen and be resilient to global uncertainties in 2017 and 2018.
The governments of the United States (US), Australia, and Sweden have lauded the Indonesian governments diplomatic steps to provide humanitarian assistance to communities in Rakhine State, Myanmar.
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) said Indonesia already enters years of low inflation, with inflation around 3 percent in the past two years.
President of the World Bank group, Jim Yong Kim, here on Tuesday expressed his support to the Indonesian governments plan on the tax reform program, which aimed to increase the state budgets income.
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) plans to visit Turkey to develop partnership in strategic industry and economy with the country, Foreign minister Retno Marsudi said here on Monday at the state palace after a meeting prior to the presidents visit to Turkey and Germany.
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and her Maldivian counterpart Mohamed Asim will hold a bilateral meeting in Jakarta on Wednesday (June 21) to discuss the cooperation in tourism sector.
Address: 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 26. | MAP |
Phone: (+36-1) 413 3800 Fax: (+36-1) 322 8669
E-mail: embassy@indonesianembassy.hu