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ASEAN to launch Institute of Peace, Reconciliation at Summit in Nov.

07-09-2012 16:24 BJT

PHNOM PENH, July 9 (Xinhua) -- The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Institute of Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) will be launched in November this year during the 21st ASEAN Summit, a Cambodian spokesman for the 45th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM) and related meetings said Monday.

The launching announcement is made after the 45th AMM adopted the Terms of Reference for the AIPR here on Monday, Kao Kim Hourn, secretary of state at Cambodia's foreign ministry, said in a press briefing after the meeting.

According to the Terms of Reference, the funding for the institute will be contributed by ASEAN member states, he said.

The AIPR was initiated by Indonesia, which is aimed at reviewing ASEAN cooperation and contributing to the peace and reconciliation in the region.

The institute is in accordance with the agreement in the ASEAN Charter and guidelines of the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) .

The ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Editor:James |Source: Xinhua

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