At the Plenary Hall, JCC, from 15:50 to 16:30
AACC2015, JCC, 23rd April 2015 – The second day of the Asian African Conference Commemoration (AACC2015) summit continued after lunch with its Sixth Plenary Session, Co-Chaired by the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia HE Jusuf Kalla and the Vice President of the Republic of South Africa HE Cyril Ramaphosa.
The Co-Chairs invited leaders to deliver their speeches, starting with the Republic of South Africa, and followed by the United Republic of Tanzania, the Federation of Russia (country observer), the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, the Republic of Kazakhstan, Burkina Faso, the United of Arab Emirates, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Republic of Burundi, the Republic of Senegal, the Republic of Ghana, the Republic of Malawi, the Republic of Mali, the African Union (international organisation observer), the Netherlands (country observer), the United States of America (country observer); and finally the South Centre (international organization observer) concluded the sixth session.
“Sixty years ago, we declared Asian African solidarity in the fight for independence, prosperity and justice for our peoples,” said President Jokowi of the Republic of Indonesia. He explained, “That is the flame of the 1955 Asian African Conference. This is the essence of the Bandung Spirit. Our common dream of a new world civilization based on social justice, equality, harmony and prosperity has yet to be realised.” The President added, “The world needs a collective global leadership that is exercised in a just and responsible manner.”
This commemoration will culminate in Bandung on the 24th of April 2015 and the summit is expected to conclude with three outcomes: the Bandung Message; the reinvigoration of the NAASP and the declaration on Asian and African nations’ support for Palestine. – Ends.
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