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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

ASEAN news:ASEAN Cultural Show & Exhibition 2012 set to open in Jakarta

MANILA, Jan. 17 -- In the spirit of “One Vision, One Identity, One Community”, the ASEAN Secretariat proudly presents the ASEAN Cultural Show and Exhibition 2012 from 20-22 January at Gandaria City Mall, Jakarta.

The exhibit aims to maintain and preserve the art and culture of ASEAN community. The public exhibit will feature art and culture from 10 ASEAN countries which will be packed into various shows, music performances, and exhibitions.

The event will be officially opened on Friday, 20 January 2012 from 6.30 to 9.30 pm, by Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr Surin Pitsuwan; representative from Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, Ambassador Djauhari Oratmangun; and Governor of the Special Region of Jakarta, Dr Fauzi Bowo. Invitees will include members of the diplomatic corps – from ASEAN Member States, Dialogue Partners and other Embassies in Jakarta, Cultural Centres, ASEAN Secretariat staff, students, and the public. The Opening Night will feature special performances by Indonesian famous singers Once Mekel and Maribeth from the Philippines.

This activity is part of continuing efforts of ASEAN Member States and ASEAN Secretariat to reach out to the public and continue to engage them in ASEAN events and activities.

ASEAN continues to uphold the spirit of community building through series of events and activities that involve public participation. Highlights in 2011 included ASEAN Fun Bike in July, Presidential Lecture and Commemoration of the ASEAN Day on 8 August, the ASEAN Rickshaw Run in October, ASEAN Plus Culinary Festival in September, and many other public events held at the sidelines of ASEAN Summits and Meetings.

The ASEAN Cultural Show and Exhibition 2012 is a joint effort of ASEAN Secretariat with ASEAN stakeholders in Jakarta. This event is supported by Bank Indonesia (BI), Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI), PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara, Gandaria City, Business Indonesia and Koran Tempo, and organised by PT Paratus Peritus. (ASEAN/DFA)

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