ASEAN leaders launch institute for peace, reconciliation

Posted By on November 18, 2012

PHNOM PENH, Nov. 18 (PNA/Xinhua) — The leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) launched on Sunday the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR), aiming at reviewing ASEAN cooperation and contributing to peace and reconciliation in the region.

The launching was made during the opening ceremony of the 21st ASEAN Summit at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia.

“The official launch of the AIPR will further promote peace, security, reconciliation in the region,” Prime Minister Hun Sen, chair of ASEAN in 2012, said at the opening of the Summit. [full story…]