On April 18, 1955, delegates from 29 countries from Asia and Africa gathered in Bandung to discuss peace, economic development and various international issues raised in that year. April 18, 1955 was a historical moment for the establishment Asian-African Conference (AAC) and a huge event for cementing the sense of brotherhood across the two continents. A famous line from Indonesian first President, Ir. KAA Sukarno’s speech during AAC served to amplify the sense of brotherhood between Asia and Africa: "Let a new Asia and a new Africa be born!"
This year, Indonesia will hold the 60th anniversary of the Asian-African Conference and coincides with the 10th anniversary of the New Asian-African Strategic. The theme for this year AAC is Strengthening South-South Cooperation to Promote World Peace and Prosperity. Activities will be held in Jakarta and Bandung from 19 to 24 April 2015. Detailed information about AAC, the registration of delegates and members of the media can be found through the official website of AAC: www.aacc2015.id.