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Jakarta Post

ARF experts design work plan for preventive diplomacy

  • Desy Nurhayati

    The Jakarta Post

Nusa Dua, Bali   /   Tue, December 15 2009   /  09:20 am

Security matters: Jusuf Wanandi (right), the co-chairman of the ASEAN Regional Forum of Experts and Eminent Persons from Indonesia talks while co-chair from New Zealand Frank Wilson listens during the Fourth ARF meeting in Bali, on Monday. The meeting, attended by 60 participants from 20 countries, addressed political and security issues. JP/Zul Trio AnggonoExperts and Eminent Persons (EEP) of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) kicked off a meeting here Monday to outline a work plan on the mechanism of preventive diplomacy toward a more peaceful region. During the two-day meeting opened by Deputy Foreign Minister Triyono Wibowo, 60 experts from 24 countries discussed implementation of preventive diplomacy through cooperation between Asia-Pacific countries on security issues.Preventive diplomacy becomes main issue in ARF since the forum is now moving forward from confidence-building measures...