Malaysian deputy PM to give general lecture

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Dato Haji Muhyiddin Haji Mohd Yassin will be delivering a general lecture at Universitas Indonesia on Tuesday.

Universitas Indonesia`s Communications Office chief Wishnu Juwono in his invitations said in Jakarta Monday that the general lecture will be themed "Enhancing Social Responsibility in Asia".

The program will be attended by Universitas Indonesia Rector Muhammad Anis, Malaysian Ambassador to Indonesia Dato Syed Munsshe Afdzaruddin Hassan and 300 participants.

"The 300 participants are a combination of students, public institutions, academicians, social workers and activists," Vishnu said.

The general lecture initiated by the UI Student Executive Council is expected to bolster mutual understanding between the two countries in facing the dynamics of social and economics between the two countries in Southeast Asia and in Asia in general.

Not only that, the program was also aimed at generalizing views and perceptions between the two countries on global issues which may affect the condition of the countries in Southeast Asia and Asia in some time to come.

He said the activity will also encourage cooperation between the younger generation of the two countries, intellectuals, cultured people, and social workers of the two countries in many humanitarian projects.

Tan Sri Dato in his two-day visit to Indonesia had paid a courtesy clal on Vice President Boediono to discuss many things relating to the relations between the two countries.(*)

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