“47th Anniversary of the Founding of ASEAN, August 8, 2014”

09, Aug 2014 | Author: Embassy of Indonesia

Today at 9.00 am, August 8th, 2014, the ASEAN Dhaka Committee held a flag-raising ceremony to commemorate the Founding of the ASEAN, attended by Ambassadors, other Chiefs of Missions and diplomats of ASEAN countries, as well as officers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. His Excellency Mr. Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, MP, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The ceremony was held in front of the chancery building of the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Dhaka, with the Defence Attache of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Colonel Tin Aung, hoisted the ASEAN flag. The ceremony is the first time held by the ASEAN Dhaka Committee since its establishment in 12 September 2013.

In his remarks, the Chairman of the ASEAN Dhaka Committee, His Excellency U Myo Myint Than, Ambassador of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar reiterated the call for “Moving forward in Unity to a Peaceful and Prosperous Community”, which is the theme of the current chairmanship of ASEAN, held by Myanmar. H.E. the Ambassador of Myanmar also underscored the importance of ASEAN unity as a foundation to promote regional peace and stability and enhancing economic development, toward realising a politically cohesive, economically integrated and socially responsible ASEAN Community in 2015.

In his speech, H.E. the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh extended his warmest greetings and heartfelt felicitations to the governments and people of ASEAN countries. H.E. the Minister of Foreign Affairs further reaffirmed Bangladesh’s serious interest in the developments in ASEAN countries and in ASEAN itself, and lauded the role of the ASEAN Dhaka Committee for forging a closer Bangladesh – ASEAN relationship.

After the flag-raising ceremony, H.E. the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh had tea with the Ambassadors and Chiefs of Missions of ASEAN countries and subsequently a brief interview with several journalist from printed and electronic media.

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
Dhaka, 8 August 2014

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