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Indonesia to raise drug issue in Asia-Africa conference

Ahad 19 Apr 2015 22:16 WIB

Red: Julkifli Marbun

illustration (Republika/Tahta Aidilla).

illustration (Republika/Tahta Aidilla).

Foto: Republika/ Tahta Aidilla

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Indonesia will raise drug issue at the 60th anniversary commemoration of Asian African Conference (AAC) held in Jakarta and Bandung, April 19-24, 2015.

Chief of the presidential staff Luhut Binsar Panjaitan, who is in charge of the anniversary commemoration of the conference said Indonesia will take the initiative to discuss drug issue at the meeting.

"In Indonesia drug abuse is the biggest enemy," Luhut said when after the opening of an exhibition on Asian African cooperation as one of the highlights of the anniversary commemoration.

He said drug threat has become a big concern and alarming , adding data from the National Narcotics Agency (BNN) said drug kills 33 Indonesian every day.

"Drug issue is a concern of all people of any countries, religions and ethnic groups. All countries should cooperate to eliminate the drug crime," he said.

He said the AAC delegations will also discuss humanitarian issue in Middle East and ISIS issue would be high in the agenda.

Indonesia, which is rich in culture will share its experience in developing tolerance.

"We will share our experience, how we, despite difference in cultures , could show great tolerance, not killing each other" he said.

Earlier, the foreign ministry said the delegations would address three main issues -- Bandung message, new partnership of Asia Africa, and support for independence of Palestine that a more concrete products are expected to come out of the meeting.

The result of the discussions on the three issue would be brought to a ministerial meeting and then to an Asian African Leaders Summit.

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