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Indonesia to hold South-South Cooperation forum

English.news.cn   2013-04-09 17:50:24            

JAKARTA, April 9 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia is scheduled to hold an international event aimed at enhancing its role in South-South Cooperation alignment on April 17 that would be featured with seminar and exhibitions to socialize the country's commitment and policies in the implementation of South-South cooperation, a senior official at Indonesia's foreign affairs ministry said here on Tuesday.

The event, called Indonesia's South-South and Triangular Forum, would be attended by officials from international organizations, diplomats, related ministries, experts, Non-government organizations (NGOs) and many think tank agencies, said Wicaksono, a senior official at Indonesian foreign affairs ministry's technical cooperation directorate.

He added that the event themed "Sharing of Indonesia's Capacities through the Development of Community of Practice" was also intended to promote experiences and flagship programs conducted by agencies involved in South-South technical cooperation held in Indonesia.

Wicaksono said that during the event, Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Marty Natalegawa would announce four of Indonesia 's funded South-South cooperation programs set to be implemented this year.

Of those four programs, infrastructure training for Afghanistan and micro finance training program for Palestine would be the most important ones as they were part of Indonesia's commitments to improve capacity building in those war-torn countries.

The other two programs were workshops to improve government- private sector technical cooperation in cooperation alignment of countries located in southern hemisphere and the launching of booklet that showing Indonesia's capabilities to address capacity building programs in the cooperation.

He added that Myanmar had also asked for Indonesia's assistance in social reconciliation and statistic training programs which Indonesia had agreed to carry out this year.

Editor: Fang Yang
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