Determined to keep abreast of affairs throughout the country, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyon has installed a 'situation room' at the Presidential Palace. (Antara Photo/Widodo S. Jusuf)

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)
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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

RI more ready to implement ASEAN Economic Community

Singapore, Nov 19 (ANTARA) - Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu believed Indonesia has the potential soon to join the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) which was projected to materialize by 2015, in line with the formation of the ASEAN Charter.

"Indonesia is ready, and it may even be sooner than expected," Mari Elka Pangestu said on the sidelines of the 13th ASEAN Summit in Singapore on Monday.

The summit held on November 18 and 19, 2007 concurrently with ASEAN`s 40th founding anniversary, is almost certain to declare an ASEAN Charter covering three pillars of cooperation, namely the ASEAN Economic Community, ASEAN Security Community and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community.

On Tuesday (Nov 20) ASEAN economic ministers was to draw up an AEC blueprint as an integrated regional trade center comparable to the European Union.

The blueprint covers four priorities within the AEC framework, namely free flow of goods and services, competitive economic region, equitable ecconomic development, and preparation to a global economy.

"The blueprint reflects readiness, the measures to be traken, and schedule of formation of AEC in 2008, up to its implementation by 2015.

Mari said that the ASEAN member countries will meet once in every six months to identify various problems facing them, not only four countries, i.e. Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar, which appeared not to be ready enough, but also six others which appeared to be ready, namely Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Brunai Darussalam.

"Indonesia along with the five other countries is ready to implement the AEC in 2015, while the other four were given time between 2018 and 2020," he said.

The AEC blueprint covers at least 12 sectors of priority to integrate in the EAC, namely the agro-industry, aviation services, automotive industry, E-ASEAN, elektroniks, fisheries, medical equipment/instruments, rubber products, textile and garments, tourism, wooden products, and logistical services.

Nevertheless, Mari said, Indonesia must continue making new breakthroughs to meet the target by improving the various systems, especially in the service sector.

"There is not much worry about the production of goods, in view of their competitiveness. But the service sector needs to be encouraged by policies which may increase capacities and professionalism yang dapat meningkatkan kapasitas dan the profesional skills of personnel, like those at hospitals, in tourism, and in technology industries," she said.

Indonesia, Mari added, has eight years to prepare various things in facing the AEC in 2015, and therefore needs to implement a total and comprehensive reform program in stages, improve the investment climate and shorten red tape, and promote efficiency programs.

One example is that the regional grouping will publish an ASEAN Single Window in 2008, although since 2006 Indonesia has already been implementing a National Single Window in improving the traffic of goods integrated at customs and excise facilities for higher efficiency.

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