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1st Ld: Asian-African ministerial meeting kicks off in Indonesia

Xinhua, April 20, 2015 Adjust font size:

Ministers from Asian and African countries held a meeting here on Monday in preparation for the Asian-African Summit 2015.

The summit runs from April 22 to April 23 and the commemoration of the 60th Asian-African Conference is scheduled for April 24.

The upcoming summit and the commemoration are to "open a new chapter" for the Asian-African cooperation, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi told the opening ceremony of the ministerial meeting.

According to Indonesia's foreign ministry, 33 heads of state and government as well as representatives from 77 countries have confirmed their participation in the summit and the commemoration. Endi