Proposing 'Jakarta Framework on Moving ASEAN Community Forward into 2015 and Beyond'
The two-day joint symposium of Government of Indonesia - the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) - Harvard University, concluded business today in Le Meridien Hotel.
Under the main theme of "Moving ASEAN Community Forward into 2015 and Beyond", the symposium discussed various issues on the fulfillment of the ASEAN Economic Community that is due on 2015, and the future challenges beyond the date.
Several recommendations have been produced based on the discussions--dubbed the "Jakarta Framework on Moving ASEAN Community Forward into 2015 and Beyond" or Jakarta Framework. The Jakarta Framework was handed over by ERIA Executive Director, Mr. Hidetoshi Nishimura, to H.E. Surin Pitsuwan, Secretary-General of ASEAN. Both will present it to the ASEAN Chair, H.E Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Ministers during the ASEAN Summit in Bali in mid-November.