Dear Dr. Surin
I would like to thank you for encouraging us to help Japanese by initiating ASEAN Youth Caravan of Goodwill.
As I said to you directly on the way to the memorial place of Ishinomaki, we are lucky to have you as a Secretary-General of ASEAN for you have made ASEAN better known, at least for us, the people of the region. In fact, the caravan was a smart initiative for the world from the ASEAN community.
Now, I realize that I shouldn’t stop on that point. I believe that every one on earth deserves a peace environment through a creative way; out of the box. The caravan made me understand that if we unite as a community, we are really big. When I say “community” it does not only means the ASEAN formal summit by the ministers or head of the states; rather, it is a gathering of the ordinary people of the region to share the differences and spirit of the peace world we want to be.
Therefore, I have a wish you may accomplish. I wish you run for the office of the Secretary-General of The United Nations for 2012-2017.
In this very moment, the world needs a leadership to share and to care. I know you can lead us to make it happens, as we did in Miyagi.
Banda Aceh, 8 June 2011