Tuesday, April 26, 2005

The heads of state and representatives of 89 Asian and African countries met this weekend in Bandung, capital of West Java, Indonesia. The three-day meeting, started Friday in commemoration of the golden jubilee (50th anniversary) of the original Bandung Conference, resulted in the discussion of a number of important international issues and future plans for similar high-level meetings and programs for action.

The two co-hosts of the event were President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia and President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa. Some of the many world leaders in attendance were:


  • 1 Original Bandung conference, 1955
  • 2 This year’s Bandung summit
  • 3 Tensions at the conference
    • 3.1 Japan, China meeting
    • 3.2 North Korea, South Korea meeting
  • 4 Program for future action
  • 5 Sampling of Remarks
    • 5.1 Secretary General Kofi Annan of the United Nations
    • 5.2 Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India
    • 5.3 President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa
    • 5.4 President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia
  • 6 Sources
  • 7 Press Releases
  • 8 Related Stories
  • 9 External links