Special Address by the Secretary General on the Signing Ceremony of the Supplementary Agreement to the Host Country Agreement between the Government of Malaysia and AALCO, Kuala Lumpur, 7th February 2018
H.E. Prof. Dr. Kennedy Gastorn, Secretary General, AALCO delivered the special address on the occasion of the Signing Ceremony of the Supplementary Agreement to the Host Country Agreement between the Government of Malaysia and AALCO at Bangunan Sulaiman, Kuala Lumpur. The Signing Ceremony by the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of Legal Affairs, YB Dato Sri Azalina binti Dato Othman Said, and the Secretary General of AALCO, was witnessed by the Attorney General of Malaysia and Chairman of the Advisory Board of KLRCA, YBhg. Tan Sri Dato Sri Haji Mohamed Apandi bin Haji.
His address celebrated the decision of the Government of Malaysia, as the host country, to elevate the status of Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) as a global Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) hub, especially in regards to its historic name change to Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC). The Secretary General expressed his appreciation for the continued support of the Malaysian Government vis-à-vis the origin and sustenance of AIAC, and communicated his pride on the success of the Centre.
He took the opportunity to talk in detail about the newly proposed annual event primarily among AALCO’s Arbitration Centres and the national arbitral institutions - the AALCO Annual Arbitration Forum (AAAF). The Forum is expected to be held in Malaysia for the first time this year, in pursuance of AIAC agreeing to host the event.