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Asia Africa Summit closes on promises of increased South South cooperation

Speaking during the closing ceremony, summit host Indonesian President Joko Widodo told the audience that three key documents had been approved – the Bandung Message to Strengthen South-South Cooperation, the Declaration on Reinvigorating the New Asian African Strategic Partnership and the Declaration on Palestine.

“The deliberation process is open and inclusive which reflects the sense of ownership of all parties involved. I believe that the concepts that have resulted can reflect the essence of the spirit of Bandung, and reflects our interest. With your approval the three documents will be adopted as the outcome document of the Asian African Summit 2015. These three documents are adopted,” said Widodo, chair of the conference that is held every ten years.

The Bandung Message 2015 and Declaration on Reinvigorating the New Asian African Strategic Partnership aims to nurture strong relations amidst increasing global challenges, and to promote and protect human rights. Leaders also supported Palestinians’ independence and the proposed two-state solution for the region.

Available: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/asia-africa-summit-closes/1803894.html 

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