Indonesia to host ASEAN Ministerial Meeting Retreat

16:27, January 06, 2011      

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Indonesia will host the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting Retreat on Jan. 15-17 at North Lombok of West Nusa Tenggara province, an official said here. "The point is that the retreat would discuss efforts that would be made by ASEAN towards the ASEAN Community by 2015 through three pillars of economy, politics and security as well as socio-culture, " Sam Marentek, deputy director for Media Facilitation at the Foreign Ministry told Xinhua.

The event is part of Indonesia's chairmanship of the bloc this year, starting on Jan. 1, 2011 and will terminate in the end of the year.

During the period, Indonesia will host the 18th ASEAN Summit, the 19th ASEAN Summit and the East Asia Summit (EAS) as well as other series of ASEAN meeting including ASEAN Political Security Community (APSC) Council, ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Council, ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Council, ASEAN Foreign Ministers' (AMM) Meeting, ASEAN Economic Ministers' Meeting, ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting and ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crimes.

Source: Xinhua

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