ASEAN Centre Welcomes Delegation from Centre for Policy Analysis and Development on American and European Regions, MFA of Indonesia
- Created on 16 May 2019
On May 16th the delegation from the Centre for Policy Analysis and Development on American and European Regions Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Indonesia led by the Director Dr. Ben Perkasa Drajat paid a working visit to the ASEAN Centre. The Indonesian guests were welcomed by the Director of the ASEAN Centre Dr. Victor Sumsky, the Deputy Dean of the School of International Relations and Senior Expert of the ASEAN Centre Dr. Ekaterina Koldunova, the ASEAN Centre’s Senior Expert Dr. Ilya Dyachkov and Analyst Ms. Valeria Vershinina.
In their introductory remarks Dr. Victor Sumsky and Dr. Ekaterina Koldunova briefly described the ASEAN Centre’s activities and its future plans. The purpose of the visit was to discuss Russian foreign policy, especially its policies towards ASEAN countries, future prospects of the Russia-ASEAN Strategic Partnership and the concept of the Indo-Pacific Region. Both sides exchanged views on current international issues as well as discussed the potential of the economic partnership between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), the Shanghai Organisation for Cooperation (SCO) and ASEAN. The Indonesian guests received answers to all questions of interest to them from the ASEAN Centre’s experts.
The Centre for Policy Analysis and Development on American and European Regions MFA of Indonesia do the research on international affairs and issues in order to formulate new directions in the Indonesian foreign policy. It is led by Director General that reports directly to the Minister of Foreign Affairs.