Philippine Embassy in Argentina Assumes Chairmanship of the ASEAN Committee in Buenos Aires (ACBA)
Left Photo: Ambassador Linglingay F. Lacanlale (Right) and Indonesian Ambassador Ninek Kun Naryatie during the turnover of the Chairmanship of the ASEAN Committee in Buenos Aires (ACBA) on 19 July 2021 to the Philippine Embassy in Argentina (Photos from Buenos Aires PE)
BUENOS AIRES, 27 July 2021 - The Philippine Embassy in Argentina assumed the Chairmanship of the ASEAN Committee in Buenos Aires (ACBA) on 19 July 2021, succeeding Indonesia. As Chair of the ACBA, the Philippines will steer the Committee in undertaking projects and activities to promote greater awareness of ASEAN. Among these are the celebration of ASEAN Day in August, an essay contest on ASEAN, and a conference on Lain-America and Southeast Asian countries in November this year.
This is the second time that the Philippines is heading the ACBA since the group’s inception in July 2018. During the Philippines’ previous term in the second half of 2019, ACBA undertook important initiatives that significantly raised ASEAN’s profile in Argentina.
Ambassador Linglingay F. Lacanlale, in her remarks to ASEAN Ambassadors during the Committee’s Meeting on 19 July, noted that ASEAN is making its presence felt in Argentina through ACBA’s various initiatives. She expressed confidence that ACBA will continue to be an important vehicle in bridging ASEAN and Argentina closer. END