FM to Attend Asia Europe Meeting in Luxembourg

Willy Haryono    •    06 November 2015 17:17 WIB
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FM to Attend Asia Europe Meeting in Luxembourg
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi. (AFP / MANAN VATSYAYANA), Jakarta: As many as 51 Foreign Ministers from 30 European nations and 21 Asian countries, including FM Retno Marsudi, which will meet and discuss within an event to be hosted by Luxembourg government on November 4-6, 2015.

It is the preparation to welcome the 11th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) to be held in Mongolia next year. ASEM was formed in 1996, with its initial summit in Bangkok, Thailand. 

The event themed as "Working Together for a Sustainable and Secure Future" is to discuss the issue of climate change, interconnection and ASEM future. According to Foreign Ministry's Spokesperson Arrmanatha Nasir, FM Retno is to become one of the speakers in the session.

"Madam FM will become one of the speakers in one of the sessions, as she will carry the issue related to Indonesia's efforts in fighting against terrorism violence with the soft power of NU and Muhammadiyah," mentioned Tata.

"Aside from that, also discussed is the importance of women and mothers in particular, which may become the source of ideology for the children. It is also mentioned in the previous meetings with Finland and Denmark, as it is agreed that the role of a mother is extremely important," he continued.

The two-day visit of FM Retno in Luxembourg will also be used to conduct bilateral meetings with 13 states, such as Mongolia, Spain, Hungary, Luxembourg, England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland, Germany and others. (Nabila Gita)


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