Sport exchange promotes ASEAN friendship hinh anh 1Ambassadors of the ASEAN to Indonesia (Source: VNA)

Jakarta (VNA) – A sport exchange among the embassies of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Indonesia and the ASEAN Secretariat took place in Jakarta on April 8.

The event, initiated by the Embassy of the Philippines in Indonesia, was part of the activities to mark the bloc’s 50th founding anniversary.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Philippine Ambassador to Indonesia Maria Lumen B.Isletta said the event aims to promote exchange and solidarity among ASEAN nations.

ASEAN Vice Secretary General AKP Mochtan said the event will contribute to strengthening mutual understanding among the ASEAN members, thus enhancing cooperation among them and with the ASEAN secretariat, toward the 50th anniversary for the common development goal of the ASEAN Community.

Participants joined a bowling competition. The Philippines grabbed the first prize. The second and third prizes went to Indonesia and Malaysia, respectively.-VNA