ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS
Cambodia take over Asean Chair
Jakarta, 13 December
Capping a productive year of meetings and outreach activities, H.E. I Gede Ngurah Swajaya, Permanent Representative of Indonesia to ASEAN, handed over the Chairmanship of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR) to the H.E. Kan Pharidh, Permanent Representative of Cambodia to ASEAN, in Jakarta today.
Indonesia's past year as Chair of the CPR was marked by several, significant milestones. For example, many documents endorsed and adopted by ASEAN Ministers and Leaders were finalised. Another key achievement, recognized with Indonesia as Chair, was the closer and stronger integration and cooperation among the ASEAN Member States and with its Dialogue Partners and friends.
Under its Chairmanship, Indonesia not only increased the ASEAN's international profile but also led the CPR to various provinces in Indonesia to reach out and interact with the people of Indonesia, up-close and personal.
Cambodia, as the incoming Chair of ASEAN, hopes to continue the work and sustain gains achieved by its predecessors. Members of the CPR and the Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr Surin Pitsuwan, expressed their utmost support to Cambodia in continuing the works of ASEAN and in implementing its priorities set for 2012 under the theme of "One Community, One
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