|Asian African Conference, www.channelnewsasia.com|
Celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Asian-African Conference was done and Indonesia was successful taking its role. Hence, there were only few of concrete deals or agreements from the conference.
The final declaration condemned terrorism and transnational crime, and endorsed the peaceful resolution of disputes. But no strategy was endorsed and no commitment made for any new unified action to combat this threat. And initial language calling for intelligence sharing was dropped in the final draft.
The declaration also underscored respect for human rights. However many of the participating countries including Iran, Zimbabwe, China, and Myanmar have been criticized for censorship of the media and suppressing democratic opposition.