SOM Starts To Discuss The Thee Concepts
APRIL 21, 2015
AACC2015, Jakarta – Asian-African Senior Officials Meeting has started three discussions on Sunday (4/19), namely Bandung Message, New Asian-African Strategic Partnership, and the Declaration of Palestine.
"Today, the Senior Official Meeting has already begun which discuss three domains defined by the conference, namely Bandung Message, New Asian-African Strategic Partnership, and the Declaration of Palestine," said Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, after opening the exhibition on South-South Cooperation in Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Sunday (4/19).
According to the Minister, the three discussions could be developed. "If there are more to be discussed, the discussion will be continued tomorrow at the Foreign Ministers level to be submitted at the Leaders level," she explained.
Ms. Marsudi stated that the issue of tolerance among mankind would be entered into one of the paragraphs of Bandung Message. In addition, there is also a discussion on democratization. According to her, Indonesia has a good experience in the implementation of democracy. "Indonesia is able to combine democracy and development stability. I think everyone will agree on the necessity of democracy," she concluded. (Photo: Amiriyandi, Translator: Siti Chodijah, Editor: Gusti Andry, Filmon Warouw)