15:26 | 06/04/2015 Global Economy
Indonesia will host the 60th commemorative anniversary of the Asian-African Conference (AAC) from April 19 to 24, having invited representatives from 109 countries from the two continents, 16 observer countries, and 25 international organisations to attend.
A corner of Indonesia's Jakarta capital (Photo: Reuters)
A cabinet meeting reviewing the preparation for the event was held in Jakarta on April 4 under the chair of President Joko Widodo.
At least 30 heads of state have confirmed to participate in the commemoration, which will take place in Bandung, capital of West Java province, heard the meeting.
Around 1,300 Indonesian and foreign reporters have registered to cover event activities.
West Java police said that 9,000 people, including military, police and transport personnel as well as volunteers, will be deployed to ensure safety for the events and the attendees.
The 20-event agenda will include a Senior Officials Meeting on April 19, followed by a Ministerial Meeting on April 20 and an Asian- African Business Summit on April 21 and 22, said spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Arrmanatha Nasir.
The events aim to help Asian and African nations work out how to further strengthen the two continents’ partnership and economic development.
The Asian-African Conference, also known as the Bandung Conference, was first held in 1955, marking an important milestone in the history of Asian and African countries, most of which were newly independent.