40 Mayors Confirmed to Attend ASEAN Forum

02, Sep 2015 | Author: Embassy of Indonesia

Source : Tempo

TEMPO.CO, Makassar – At least 43 mayors and four governors from ASEAN member countries have confirmed their readiness to attend the ASEAN Mayor Forum (AMF) which will take place here on September 8 to 10, an official has said.
Mayor of Makassar Moh Ramdhan Pomanto made the remarks here on Tuesday, adding that his office has sent 60 invitations to mayors and governors of the ASEAN member countries.
In addition, the AMF organizing committee has managed the agenda of issuing the Declaration of Makassar for the event, he noted.
According to him, the AMF delegations will sign the Declaration of Makassar on the inscription stone.
As many as 2,000 children will carry flags of the ASEAN countries in a bidto enliven the event.
He further said that dozens of fishing vessels will hoist the ASEAN delegation flags.
This is the second AMF to be held in Indonesia, after the first one held inSurabaya, East Java Province, in 2011.
Makassar will invite every mayor, district head and governor in Indonesiato attend the forum.
“This will provide a good momentum for introducing the potential of Makassar city to the mayors in ASEAN. In fact, not only mayors will be in attendance, but also foreign businessmen,” he noted.
The agenda for the Second AMF will include a Makassar InvestmentForum, a Makassar City Expo, and an ASEAN Community Week.
The Project Manager for AMF, Husain Muslimin, said the Makassar City Expo and the ASEAN Community Week will be held respectively at the Seraton Hotel and the Losari beach arena.
A number of Indonesia’s municipality administrations will take part in the Makassar City Expo to display their products.

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