INDONESIA URGES ASIAN-AFRICAN COUNTRIES TO TACKLE ILLEGAL DRUGS

Indonesia President Joko Widodo lead the plenary of Leaders Summit of 60th Asian African Conference Commemoration (AACC) in Jakarta, April 22, 2015. Photo: Rina/MINA
Indonesia President Joko Widodo lead the plenary of Leaders Summit of 60th Asian African Conference Commemoration (AACC) in Jakarta, April 22, 2015. Photo: Rina/MINA

Jakarta, 4 Rajab 1436/22 April 2015 (MINA) – The President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo mentioned the war on ilegal drugs in the opening of leaders summit at 60th Asian African Conference Commemoration (AACC) in Jakarta, Wednesday. “We must fight against drugs, it’s our common enemy,” the president said.

In the 10 minutes speech, Joko Widodo well known as Jokowi also thanked to Asian African leaders for its commitment with this long term conference.

The opening ceremony starts at 9:15 pm local time, after the President received the last guest and take photos together.

After the opening speech, the head of state following the trial session of the heads of Asian and African countries. Jokowi itself following the bilateral meetings with a number of heads of State.

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During the Asia-Africa Conference 2015 held in Jakarta and Bandung, April 19-24, 2015, Indonesia and other countries in the two continents will reiterate political solidarity and moral support for Palestine, according to Siti Nugraha Mauludiah, the Indonesian foreign affairs ministry director for technical cooperation, recently.

At least 39 leaders attend the AAC Summit on April 22 and 23. The leaders who have confirmed their attendance include those from Brunei Darussalam, Jordan, Swaziland, China, North Korea, Iran, Madagascar, Malawi, Myanmar, Namibia, Sudan, Timor Leste, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Gabon, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Palestine, Singapore, and Thailand.

Six countries, namely Algeria, Angola, Liberia, the Philippines, Seychelles, and Zambia, will send deputy heads of state or government.

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The Asia-Africa Conference (ACC) was first held in Bandung, West Java, on April 18-24, 1955, at the initiative of Indonesia, Myanmar (Burma), Ceylon (Sri Lanka), India, and Pakistan.

It was seen as a symbol of freeing countries from colonialism, besides being a symbol of resurgence of Asian and African nations.(L/R04/R03)

Mi’raj Islamic New Agency (MINA)

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