Indonesia’s Asian African Conference marks 60th anniversary

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Indonesia is getting ready for the upcoming Asian African Conference later this month, a meeting that will mark 60 years since the country hosted the first conference in 1955. CCTV America reflects on the importance of this historic milestone and looks at what it means for the future.

CCTV’s Andy Saputra filed this report from Jakarta.

Indonesia\'s Asian African Conference marks 60th anniversary

Indonesia\'s Asian African Conference marks 60th anniversary

Indonesia is getting ready for the upcoming Asian African Conference later this month, a meeting that will mark 60 years since the country hosted the first conference in 1955. CCTV America reflects on the importance of this historic milestone and looks at what it means for the future. CCTV's Andy Saputra filed this report from Jakarta.

Highlights:

  • On April in 1955, 29 Asian and African countries with vastly different ideologies and military blocs gathered together at the first Asian African Conference.
  • Created in the cold war era, the Asian African Conference constructed the non-aligned movement to provide an option for countries who wanted to stay neutral.
  • Thirty-four heads of state have confirmed their attendance, including Chinese President Xi Jinping and representatives from many other countries.