JAKARTA, 8 August 2019 – ASEAN inaugurated the new ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC) building as it celebrated its 52nd anniversary in Jakarta. Ms. Candy Hernandez – Managing Director of ASEAN PR Network (APRN) and Mrs. Yuliana – Head of LSPR CAPRS (LSPR Centre for ASEAN Studies) attended the event as representatives of APRN and LSPR CAPRS.
During the event, President Joko Widodo in his speech shared his personal attachment for the new ASEAN Secretariat building and wished that in the future most activities would be carried out in the new building to minimize travel of staff and use of resources for other activities. President Joko Widodo signed the stone marker then symbolically handed over the key of the new ASEAN Secretariat Building to Secretary-General Dato Lim.
At the end of the event, Secretary-General Dato Lim”s remarked that the celebration aimed to highlight the “inclusiveness and youthfulness of ASEAN”.