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11/10/2011: ASEAN Missions in Washington Hold Picnic in Reston

Members and families of the ASEAN embassies in Washington pose in a group photo at Lake Fairfax Park in Reston, Virgnina.

11 October 2011, Washington DC. The ASEAN Women’s Committee (AWC) in Washington, D.C. organized its picnic for 2011 at the Lake Fairfax Park in Reston, Virginia last October 9.  Among the heads of missions present were Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and the ambassadors of Brunei and Indonesia, who were all joined by their spouses.

Brunei served as this year year’s host of the event.  Prizes were raffled off and a number of games were staged for the children.  The highlight of the affair was the vast buffet spread, with native dishes and delicacies prepared by each of the participating Southeast Asian embassies.

The gathering enabled those in attendance to make new acquaintances and reinforce the spirit of camaraderie and friendship evident in the regional grouping.  END