ASEAN Committee in Brasilia Celebrates Golden Jubilee of ASEAN

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From Left: Ambassador Toto Riyanto of Indonesia, Chargé d’affaires Norliyana Alias of Malaysia, Ambassador Thiri Pyanchi U Tun Nay Linn of Myanmar, Ambassador Surasak Suparat ofThailand, Secretary General of External Relations Marcos Galvão, Chargé d’affaires, ad interim Ariz Severino V. Convalecer of the Philippines, Chargé d’affaires Chin Siew Fei of Singapore and Ambassador  Do Ba Khoa of Vietnam H.E.

31 August 2017 BRASILIA – The Philippine Embassy in Brasilia, together with the other members of the ASEAN Committee in Brasilia (ACB), celebrated the 50th Founding Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in a simple ceremony held at the Embassy of Thailand on 29 August 2017.

The Guest of Honor was Ambassador Marcos Bezerra Abbott Galvão, Secretary General of Brazil’s Ministry of External Relations, who commended ASEAN for showing the world that tolerance and dialogue are the foundations of an enduring partnership. The Secretary General also underscored the need for the further strengthening of relations between ASEAN and MERCOSUR, the sub-regional bloc of which Brazil is the current Pro-Tempore President.

At the end of the program, around 150 guests were treated to various ASEAN dishes including the Philippines’ Siopao and Brazo de Mercedes. END

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Chargé d’affaires, ad interim Ariz Severino V. Convalecer (6th from left) poses with the personnel of the Philippine Embassy in Brasilia during the ASEAN Day celebration on 29 August 2017.

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CDA Convalecer (3rd from left) poses with guests from the business sector.