Members of the ASEAN Committee in Amman (ACA) delivered a lecture on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) at the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy (JID) on January 18.

JID head, Ambassador Lina Arafat organized the event.

The lecture was among the last activities of the ACA before the turn-over of the chairmanship from the Philippines to Brunei Darussalam.

It was also the second installment of the ASEAN Lecture Series at the Jordan Institute of Diplomacy which started with the lecture on Arabic and Islamic Influences in the ASEAN Region by Dean Macrina Morados of the UP Institute of Islamic Studies in October 2016.

Ambassador Nooradin bin Yaakob of Brunei Darussalam introduced ASEAN to the audience, which was composed of the members of the legislature, Arab thinkers and academics, Jordanian government employees, officials and former diplomats, and staff of ASEAN embassies in Amman.

Ambassador Zakri bin Jaafar of Malaysia discussed the ASEAN Community, spoke on "ASEAN at 50," and the Philippines' chairmanship theme and priorities 2017.

Ambassador Luay Al Khashman, President of Jordan-Indonesia Friendship Association, also shared his experience as former Jordanian Ambassador to Indonesia.

The event was also part of the ASEAN awareness campaign of ACA since little is known about ASEAN in Jordan. END

Source: Republic of Philippines Department Of Foreign Affairs