Jakarta, 20 June 2011

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The During the presentation of his Letter of Credentials to the Secretary-General of ASEAN, Dr Surin Pitsuwan, Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, Ambassador of the Holy See to ASEAN, expressed his gratitude to ASEAN for accepting him as Ambassador of the Holy See to ASEAN.

Dr Surin Pitsuwan welcomed Archbishop Girelli and encouraged him to work closely with ASEAN and the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR) and further explore the possibility of forging close cooperation in the field of promoting civilisation dialogue, inter-religious dialogue, through conferences and meetings, and providing scholarships for ASEAN students.