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   Government of the Republic of Fiji

  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A Better Fiji through Excellence in Foreign Service

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Media Release

18th ASEAN Summit 2011

7th May 2011: Second Secretary at the Fiji Embassy in Jakarta Mr. Pauliasi Tokasaya represented Fiji at the opening ceremony of the 18th ASEAN Summit in Jakarta on 7th May 2011.

Indonesian President RI Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in his opening address repeated the sentiments that ASEAN is still opening its doors to neighboring countries who wishes to be part of ASEAN. He expressed ASEAN desire to become a Global community by 2015 and the need to tackle global challenges (climate change, terrorism, etc.) together as members of ASEAN. He also mentioned about facilitation of trade between ASEAN countries for their benefits. Fiji’s application to join ASEAN is currently being considered by the organization.