President U Thein Sein attends ceremony to sign Bali Declaration
on ASEAN Community in a Global Community of Nations
 

NAY PYI TAW, 20 Nov- President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein attended the signing ceremonies of ASEAN ministers and the Bali Declaration on ASEAN Community in a Global Community of Nations at Nusa Dua 5 of Bali Nusa Dua Convention Centre (BNDCC) in Bali of the Republic of Indonesia at 5:10 pm on 17 November.

Also present on the occasion were heads of State/Government of ASEAN countries, ministers, deputy ministers, senior officers, Secretary- General of ASEAN Dr Surin Pitsuwan and guests.

In the presence of the heads of ASEAN countries, ASEAN Ministers of Foreign Affairs including Union Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Wunna Maung Lwin signed the establishment of the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre).

ASEAN Ministers of Culture and Fine Arts including Union Minister for Information and for Culture U Kyaw Hsan of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar signed the Declaration on ASEAN Unity in Cultural Diversity: Towards Strengthening ASEAN Community. Together with President U Thein Sein, Heads of State/Gover- nment of ASEAN Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah of Brunei, Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen, Indonesian President Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Laotian Prime Minister MrThongsing Thammavong, Malaysian Prime Minister Dato Sri Md Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak, Philippines President Mr Benigno Aquino, Singaporean Prime Minister Mr Lee Hsien Loong, Thai Prime Minister Ms Yingluck Shinawatra and Vietnamese Prime Minister Mr Nguyen Tan Dung signed the Bali Declaration on ASEAN Community in a Global Community of Nations.

Indonesian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Marty Natalegawa handed over three concords to ASEAN Secretary- General Dr Surin Pitsuwan.

MNA

 
(Source: The New Light of Myanmar dated 20 November 2011)
 
     
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