Indonesian president urges equality-based cooperation
Updated: 2015-04-24 16:43
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo address the media following his closing remarks at the Asian-African Conference in Jakarta April 23, 2015. [Photo/Agencies]
BANDUNG, Indonesia - Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday called for Asian and African countries to continue work towards prosperity by echoing the Bandung Spirit and forging partnerships based on equality.
Asian-African countries must work shoulder to shoulder to create prosperity through economic and trade cooperation, Widodo said during the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Asian-African Conference, or the Bandung Conference.
Some 100 countries participated at the Asian-African Summit and the events to commemorate the anniversary which lasted from April 19 to 24 and uphold the same spirit but face different challenges, according to the president.
The Spirit of Bandung, which highlighted solidarity, friendship and cooperation, will bring welfare to people, he said, stressing that the goals of Asian-African countries "must be materialized through cooperation".
Widodo said that as the Indonesian president, he realized that Indonesia has not been freed from poverty and it is still left behind by developed countries in other parts of the world. "This problem is also faced by friends in Asia and Africa," he said.
He thus asked Asia and Africa to carry forward the Bandung Spirit, "continue the struggle of our leaders 60 years ago," and promote mutual understanding and world peace.
He also called for the termination of all forms of violence.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit Pakistan and attend the Asian-African Summit and activities commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference in Indonesia from April 20 to 24.
Attend the opening ceremony of the Asian-African Summit;
Meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo;
Attend the closing ceremony of the Asian-African Summit;
Historical walk from Savoy Homann Hotel to Gedung Merdeka;
Attend activities commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Bandung Conference;