ASEAN EMBASSIES IN JORDAN CELEBRATES THE 48TH ANNIVERSARY OF ASEAN

The ASEAN Committee in Amman (ACA) in cooperation with the Greater Amman Municipality celebrated the 48th Anniversary of ASEAN on August 04-08, 2015.  This year’s ASEAN Festival is a week-long celebration featuring film showings from ASEAN Member Countries from August 4-7 capped by the ASEAN Day Celebration highlighting ASEAN diversity on August 08 at the Ras Al Ain Gallery Hall. H.E. Mayor Aqel Biltaji of the Greater Amman Municipality was the guest of honor during the event.  Activities included flag-hoisting of the ASEAN flag, ribbon and cake-cutting and viewing of ASEAN booths showcasing ASEAN products and crafts, and ASEAN food festival.  The celebration also showcased the music, talent, and even martial arts of the people of ASEAN and of Jordan.  Attendees from both Jordanian and ASEAN community were estimated at around 500 guests.

The ASEAN member states were represented in the event by the Philippine Ambassador to Jordan, Junever Mahilum-West, as well as the members of the diplomatic corps in Amman including Malaysian Ambassador (and current ACA Chair) Zakri Jaafar, Indonesian Ambassador Teguh Wardoyo, Brunei Ambassador Nooradin bin Haji Ya’akob and Thai Ambassador Apichart Phetcharatana. END