Vietnam successfully chairs ASEAN Committee in South Africa

ASEAN Committee in Pretoria (APC) members (Source: VNA)

Pretoria (VNA) – Vietnamese Ambassador
to South Africa Vu Van Dung has handed over the post of Chairman of the ASEAN
Committee in Pretoria (APC) to the Indonesia Ambassador. 

Hosting a meeting of ambassadors of ASEAN
countries in South Africa at the end of his term as APC Chairman, Dung reviewed
the committee’s activities over the past six months, including APC meetings,
ASEAN Sports and Family Day and golf tournaments for offices of APC military

APC members discussed specific measures to
intensify their cooperation, raise public awareness of ASEAN and promote
relations between the ten-member group and South Africa.

Accordingly, the APC will coordinate with the
host country to organise a celebration of the 50th founding anniversary of
ASEAN on ASEAN Day (August 8) and exchange programmes between APC and
representatives of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). 

At the same time, the committee will call on
businesses to participate in the Africa & ASEAN Business Expo (AABE)
scheduled to be held in Johannesburg city at the end of this year and increase
people-to-people exchanges between ASEAN countries and South Africa. 

At the meeting, APC ambassadors appreciated
contributions made by the Vietnamese Embassy and Ambassador Dung in particular
over the past tenure. 

They also voiced their support for the
Indonesian Ambassador as the new APC Chairman in order to organise more
meaningful activities to strengthen ties between ASEAN and South Africa as well
as regional countries.-VNA

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