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ASEAN 50th Anniversary Symposium

ASEAN 50th Anniversary Symposium
Reviews on ASEAN’s 50 Years Path to the ASEAN Community

On 08 August 2017, the ASEAN-Japan Centre (AJC), in cooperation with the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), the ASEAN Committee in Tokyo (ACT), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, JETRO and the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry successfully organized “ASEAN 50th Anniversary Symposium: Reviews on ASEAN’s 50 Years Path to the ASEAN Community” at the Magnolia Hall, Tokyo Prince Hotel.

ACT Secretary-General Masataka Fujita welcomes the guests and officially opens the ASEAN 50th Anniversary Symposium.

ACT Secretary-General Masataka Fujita welcomes the guests and officially opens the ASEAN 50th Anniversary Symposium.

Current ACT Chair, H.E. Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Cuong (Vietnam) addresses the guests on behalf of ACT. He thanked AJC for its continuous support to the ACT and the ASEAN businesses and industries in Japan.

Current ACT Chair, H.E. Ambassador Nguyen Quoc Cuong (Vietnam) addresses the guests on behalf of ACT. He thanked AJC for its continuous support to the ACT and the ASEAN businesses and industries in Japan.

The symposium began with welcome remarks from AJC Secretary-General Masataka Fujita and Vietnamese Ambassador and current ACT Chair, H.E. Nguyen Quoc Cuong followed by presentations from Professor Susumu Yamakage of Aoyama Gakuin University, Dr. Dionisius A. Narjoko of ERIA, Mr. Jun IIjima of Sumitomo Corporation, Mr. Takumi Nakai of FPT Japan and Mr. Kazushi Yamanaka of Asia Pulp Paper Japan Limited.

From Left to Right, Front Row: H.E. Ambassador  Kamilah Hanifah (Brunei), H.E. Ambassador Mr. Arifin TASRIF, H.E. Ambassador Viroth Sundara (Lao PDR), H.E. Ambassador Dato’ Ahmad Izlan Idris (Malaysia), H.E. Ambassador  Jose C. Laurel V (Philippines), H.E. Ambassador Lui Tuck Yew (Singapore), H.E. Ambassador Nguyễn Quoc Cuong (Vietnam)).

From Left to Right, Front Row: H.E. Ambassador Kamilah Hanifah (Brunei), H.E. Ambassador Mr. Arifin TASRIF, H.E. Ambassador Viroth Sundara (Lao PDR), H.E. Ambassador Dato’ Ahmad Izlan Idris (Malaysia), H.E. Ambassador Jose C. Laurel V (Philippines), H.E. Ambassador Lui Tuck Yew (Singapore), H.E. Ambassador Nguyễn Quoc Cuong (Vietnam)).

The symposium focused on the review of the political as well as economic developments in ASEAN in the past 50 years and challenges that ASEAN will face in the future as it continues to assert its position in the international community. END

Photo credits: MOHD AINUDDIN AHMAD HILMI, Embassy of Malaysia