The ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) participated in the commemoration of ASEAN’s 48th anniversary in the ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, Indonesia. The commemoration this year included an exhibition showcasing all of ASEAN’s organizations and ASEAN Business Advisory Council’s (ABAC) members in Jakarta. ACE presented its activities and publications, as well as distributed some souvenirs in its exhibition tent, that was visited by around 200 people that day.
ASEAN’s anniversary that falls each August 8th, was celebrated on August 10th this year. The event started with a series of speeches, traditional art performances from different ASEAN member states (AMS) and presentations of contests winners. One of the contests was for the design of ASEAN Community stamp, a common stamp and post mark to highlight the arrival of ASEAN Community. The contest was won by Viet Nam. Another contest was for the ASEAN batik design, which incorporated the ASEAN logo in the design. The winner was from Indonesia. The ASEAN’s 48th anniversary was also celebrated by the Republic of Indonesia’s Vice President, Jusuf Kalla, Indonesian Foreign Minister, Retno Marsudi, and Jakarta’s Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.