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Yogyakarta meeting endorses Indonesia's initiative on ASEAN identity

  • Sri Wahyuni

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, September 12, 2019   /  01:47 pm
Yogyakarta meeting endorses Indonesia's initiative on ASEAN identity The Education and Culture Ministry's director general for culture, Hilmar Farid. (JP/Sri Wahyuni)

Senior ASEAN officials agreed in a meeting on Wednesday to endorse Indonesia’s initiative concerning a narrative about the identity of the regional grouping to be delivered at a ministerial meeting slated for October. The 15th ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting for Culture and Arts (SOMCA) was held in Yogyakarta as a follow-up to the ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Culture and Arts (AMCA) meeting conducted last year in the same city, which was named the 2018-2019 ASEAN City of Culture thanks to Indonesia’s being the chair of AMCA. "With the agreement, hopefully the narrative on ASEAN identity will be finally adopted during the leaders' meeting in the 2020 summit," the Education and Culture Ministry’s director general for culture, Hilmar Farid, said after closing the two-day meeting on Wednesday. The narrative was presented in the SOMCA in the for...

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