SAFVL president joins VECONAC delegation for call on ASEAN Secretary-General

The VECONAC delegation with His Excellency Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of ASEAN (centre) at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta.

A delegation of heads of veteran member organisations of the Veterans Confederation of ASEAN Countries (VECONAC) led by BG (Ret) Somphon Keomixay, paid a courtesy call on His Excellency Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of ASEAN at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta on 7 August 2018.
 


President LVRI LTG (Rtd) Rais Abin (right row in headdress) hosting breakfast meeting. To his left is VECONAC President BG (Ret) Somphon of Lao PDR.
 

BG (Ret) Somphon is VECONAC president and president of Lao National Veterans Federation.
 

Lao PDR is VECONAC Chair in 2018.
 

Representing the SAF Veterans League was president BG (RET) Winston Toh.



The VECONAC delegation at the LVRI headquarters.

Earlier on 7 August 2018, the delegates were hosted to breakfast by the Legion Veterans of The Republic of Indonesia (LVRI). They later also visited the LVRI headquarters and were warmly welcomed by LVRI’s President, LTG (Rtd) Rais Abin.

And on 8 August 2018, the VECONAC delegation also attended the ASEAN 51st Anniversary Celebration at the ASEAN Secretariat.

The visit to Jakarta ended the same evening with a farewell dinner among the VECONAC members.
 

BG (RET) Winston Toh presenting the SAFVL plaque to His Excellency Dato Lim Jock Hoi, Secretary-General of ASEAN.

  BG (RET) Winston Toh with LTG (Rtd) Rais Abin, President of LVRI.