Jakarta: The ASEAN Media Forum took place at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta on Tuesday 31 October 2023. It is hoped that this discussion can reveal good things from ASEAN.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi felt confident that the panel discussion would enrich ASEAN’s perspective, especially how ASEAN safeguards the family and the region.
“ASEAN is not a perfect association. But ASEAN plays a very important role. In maintaining peace, stability and prosperity. “Can you imagine the Southeast Asian region without ASEAN?” said Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, at the ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta.
“Stories of peace are told less often than stories of conflict and war. “Sometimes, ASEAN’s imperfections make better headlines than its many achievements,” he added.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs continued to quote Einstein who said: “If we judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, all its life it will believe that it is stupid.”
“We cannot expect ASEAN to be like this. However, one thing is certain, ASEAN has made a significant contribution to peace, stability and prosperity in the region.
“I hope you can take away lots of good stories about ASEAN,” said Foreign Minister Retno.
Meanwhile ASEAN Secretary General Kao Kim Hourn acknowledged the existence of several million industry website journalists this year, providing color throughout the ASEAN region. Of course, this includes Timor Leste.
“The importance of the success of our initial integration is that this initial equality needs to be communicated effectively and accurately to all stakeholders,” said Secretary General Kao.
Kao adds that this is important to the essence of the world. “To engage the media in awareness, promote understanding and correct misunderstandings in our society has sometimes been a challenge in recent years,” said the Secretary General.
Secretary General Kao hopes that this forum will enable all systems to regain insight into the vision of the future.
Source: Metro TV News