Pernyataan Pers Peringatan Konferensi Asia Afrika ke-60 dan Peringatan "New Asian-African Strategic Partnership (NAASP)" ke-10




?Nomor : 287/SOSBUD/IV/2015
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 will host a series of high level events under the theme “Strengthening South-South Cooperation to Promote World Peace and Prosperity” in Jakarta and Bandung on 19-24 April 2015. Delegates from 109 Asian and African countries, 16 observer countries, and 25 international organizations are invited to participate in this important event.
The forum is aimed to bridge Asian and African nations to stronger partnership and to share experiences in enhancing both regions’ economic development. It is also an opportunity to discuss solutions to overcome common challenges through strengthening South-South Cooperation.
The series of meetings will begin with the Senior Official Meeting on 19 April 2015 on which it will be followed by the Ministerial Meeting on 20 April 2015 and Leaders Meeting on 22-23 April 2015 in Jakarta.  The Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Asian-African Conference will be held in Bandung on 24 April 2015. 
The Asian-African Conference Commemoration is aimed to conclude three outcome documents, namely document of Bandung Message, document on reinvigorating NAASP, and declaration regarding Asian-African nations’ support to Palestine.
In addition to the main events, there are several sideline events that will be held, namely:

  1. The Asian-African Parliamentary Conference, to be held in Jakarta on 23 April 2015, hosted by the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia. This conference is a part of parliamentary diplomacy to build comprehensive engagement between both continents, aims to deliver the parliamentary perspectives on efforts to develop South-South Cooperation.
  2. The Asian-African Business Summit, to be held on 21-22 April 2015 in Jakarta, hosted by the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, aimed at strengthening economic cooperation among the two continents.  
  3. A discussion on maritime issues, to be held on 21 April 2015, hosted by the Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia, to pursue stronger partnership between Indonesia and members of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), members of Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) as well as Archipelagic Oceanic Countries to exchange views in implementing Goal 14 on Oceans, Seas and Marine Resources under the Framework of Post-2015 Development Agenda. 
  4. The Asia Africa Smart City Summit, to be held on 22-23 April 2015 in Bandung, hosted by the Mayor of Bandung. Under the theme of “Smart City for Civilization Advancement”, the summit aims to create a Bandung Statement on Smart City, promoting collaborations between Asia and Africa nations and providing ideas to solve cities problems. The summit will also provide opportunity for participants to share experiences and best practices on those topics as well to broaden horizon on the importance for participants from Asian and African countries. 

Brunei Darussalam has been invited to attend all the above-mentioned events. During his state visit to Brunei Darussalam on 7-8 February 2015, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has invited His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah Ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan And Yang Di-Pertuan Of Negara Brunei Darussalam to attend the main events, the 60th Anniversary of the Asian-African Conference and the 10th Anniversary of the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership (NAASP). The Government and the People of Indonesia are looking forward to welcome His Majesty and Brunei’s delegation to the events.


Bandar Seri Begawan,     April 2015