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ASEAN, UN to take on world conflicts

  • Mustaqim Adamrah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 21 2011   /  08:00 am

In an attempt to bring sustainable peace to the world, ASEAN and the United Nations (UN) are scheduled to meet by the end of this week to discuss, among other issues, conflict resolution.

The Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting is scheduled for Saturday in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Foreign Ministry senior official Jose Antonio Morato Tavares said on Monday that the meeting would discuss international issues in which ASEAN and the UN shared “common concerns”.

“We will raise issues that ASEAN ministers agree to discuss in UN forums,” he told The Jakarta Post.

“Mediation in conflict resolution is one of the topics [to be discussed in the UN General Assembly], to which ASEAN is also attempting to contribute through the [planned] establishment of the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation.”

The ministry earlier sa...