On 19 April 2013, ASEAN Committee in Lima (ACL), which consists of Embassy of Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand,jointly organized an activity to promote awareness about ASEAN and the cultures of ASEAN member countries to students at the Peruvian University for Applied Sciences (UPC) in Lima, Peru.
This activity was aimed at promoting cultures as well as ASEAN identity to Peruvian academic institute through exhibitions and cultural shows. In this occasion the Ambassador of Malaysia as ACL’s chairman gave an introduction speech about history of ASEAN and progress of ASEAN Economic Community.For Thailand, the Royal Thai Embassy displayed Thai arts and crafts and distributed to students, university’s officials and professors brochures of information about Thailand and its cultures. The Royal Thai Embassy received great cooperation from the Peruvian Federations of Muay Thai in bringing professional boxers to demonstrate Muay Thai during the programme.
This activity created the sense of cooperation and harmonizationbetween ASEAN member representatives in Lima and also represented good cooperation between them and academic institute. This event received good response from the students, professors as well as the vice rector of the University who was the co-host of the event.