President: Asian African Conference Commemoration is to Show Our Historical Role


APRIL 14, 2015

AACC2015, Jakarta - Indonesian President Joko Widodo held closed meeting to discuss Asian-African Conference Commemoration which will be held in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia.

“As we all know, 60th Asian-African Conference Commemoration is the right moment to remind the world that we played a significant role at that time. And, we hope that the memory and the legacy rise again,” said President Jokowi, as he is commonly known, at the meeting in Presidential Office in Jalan Veteran, Jakarta, on Friday (1/9).

According to Mr. Jokowi, Indonesia must organize the Asian-African Conference Commemoration carefully. The committee must prepare accommodation, logistic, security protocol, and medical staff. “We have only three months for preparation,” he said.

Numerous ministers from his Working Cabinet attended the closed meeting, among others Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi, Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs Sofyan Djalil, Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo, Minister of State Secretariat Pratikno, and Secretary of Cabinet Andi Widjajanto. The Governor of Jakarta Special Capital Region Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as Ahok, Vice Governor of West Java Deddy Mizwar, and the Mayor of Bandung Ridwan Kamil, better known as Emil, also attended the meeting. (Translator: Filmon Warouw)