The Asian-African Conference 2015 wrapped up in the Indonesian capital city of Jakarta on April 23, after adopting three important documents committing to consolidating the new Asia-Africa strategic partnership.

The documents include the Bandung Message, the Declaration on Reinvigorating the New Asian-African Strategic Partnership (NAASP) and the Declaration on Palestine.

Delegates agreed to organise ministerial consultations biennially to discuss orientations for the two continents’ cooperation strategy and rotate the Presidential chair every four years following the 2005 NAASP declaration.

They also debated measures to ensure financial resources for infrastructure upgrades in the region, including the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

The leaders also agreed to consider maritime cooperation one of the pillars in the two continents’ new strategic partnership.

In the NAASP Declaration, the leaders called for additional efforts to reform the United Nations and the United Nations Security Council to bring about increased benefits for developing countries and raise the voices of Asia and Africa in international issues.

The April 24 was declared Asia-Africa Day and Bandung was deemed the Asia-Africa Solidarity Capital City.

Themed “Strengthening South-South cooperation to promote world peace and prosperity”, this year’s conference attracted leaders from approximately 100 Asian and African nations together with representatives from 15 observing countries and 17 international organisations.-VNA