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ASEAN, EU Discuss Future Direction of Partnership

on Friday, 03 July 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

BRUSSELS, 3 July 2015 - The 23rd ASEAN-EU Senior Officials' Meeting was held yesterday in Brussels to review the ASEAN-EU Enhanced Partnership and discuss future direction. The Meeting noted with satisfaction the progress achieved in ASEAN-EU relations and shared willingness to work towards a Strategic Partnership embracing all aspects of mutual interest, including those underpinned by political and security cooperation. In this connection, ASEAN welcomed the interest of the EU in furthering engagement with the region through all ASEAN-led processes. The Meeting agreed there should be mechanisms to intensify the follow-up work towards an ASEAN-EU strategic partnership and welcomed Thailand's offer, as incoming country coordinator for relations with the EU, to take this forward.

ASEAN Welcomes its Creative Youth to Creative Industry Fair

on Friday, 03 July 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 3 July 2015 - The biggest event for ASEAN youth to advance the creative industry will be held on 28-30 August in Jakarta. ASEAN Youth Creative Industry Fair (AYCIF) is the first competition of its kind where it aims to spotlight at innovative and creative works from youths of ASEAN and Japan. The event aims to inspire further synergy between young creative entrepreneurs in ASEAN and Japan. Creative industry players in the ASEAN and Japan will gather to discuss and network over the showcase of works and projects.

Junior Diplomats Complete Attachment Programme at the ASEAN Secretariat

on Friday, 03 July 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 3 July 2015 – Four junior officers from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam (CLMV) completed a one-year attachment programme at the ASEAN Secretariat recently.

ASEAN, New Zealand to Bring Comprehensive Ties to New Height

on Friday, 03 July 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 3 July 2015 - ASEAN and New Zealand will redouble efforts to bring their long-standing and comprehensive partnership to a new height. This commitment was made at the 3rd ASEAN-New Zealand Joint Cooperation Committee Meeting held yesterday at the ASEAN Secretariat.

ASEAN launches People’s Awards; Recipients to be honoured at next Summit

on Friday, 03 July 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 2 July 2015 – The search is on for the Recipients of the ASEAN People's Awards. Ten outstanding individuals and/or organisations from ASEAN Member States will be honoured for their contributions to ASEAN community building. The Recipients will be recognized at the next ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur this November where their work will also be exhibited to the public. The awarding ceremony will be held at the sidelines of the 27th ASEAN Summit in Malaysia to be witnessed by the Leaders of ASEAN.

ASEAN Ministers Meet on Irregular Movement of Persons

on Thursday, 02 July 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 July 2015 – ASEAN Ministers responsible for combating transnational crime met in Kuala Lumpur today to discuss concerted regional action to address the recent influx of irregular movement of persons in Southeast Asia.

“Reporting ASEAN” Media Forum to Tell the ASEAN Story

on Monday, 16 February 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

BANGKOK, 16 February 2015 – A media forum on news issues around ASEAN integration and regionalism will be held on 31 March – 2 April in Bangkok. Titled "Reporting ASEAN: A Media Forum," this event is expected to gather journalists and editors, researchers, foreign policy makers and development experts, students and those who follow issues around the ASEAN Community.

ASEAN Unveils Common Design Stamps to Celebrate 48th Anniversary

on Thursday, 02 July 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

BANGKOK, 2 July 2015 - ASEAN Member States wrapped up their ASEAN Community commemorative stamps using a common design to reflect the "oneness" of the community which will officially begin on 31 December 2015. To illustrate the concept of the design, ASEAN Member States' flags are unified in a form of flower. In the background, the pigeon symbolises the pacific aspect of the region. A handshake below the flags portrays friendship and the golden ears of rice refer to basic agriculture, the main ASEAN way of life.

ASEAN People's Awards

on Wednesday, 01 July 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

The Award

The ASEAN People’s Award is established to honour ASEAN Member States’ citizens and/or organisations who have made outstanding contributions toward the creation of a united, prosperous and caring ASEAN Community.

ASEAN and UN Reaffirm Strong Institutional Cooperation

on Tuesday, 30 June 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 30 June 2015 - The UN and ASEAN will continue to strengthen cooperation and institutional ties within the framework of the Joint Declaration on Comprehensive Partnership between the two organisations signed in 2011. The importance of the ASEAN-UN relations was reaffirmed during the meeting of the recently appointed UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, H.E. Miroslav Jenča and H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN, on 26 June at the ASEAN Secretariat. Both sides agreed to work towards realising the full potential of the Partnership.

ASEAN Strengthens Integrity of Elections in the Region

on Friday, 26 June 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

MANILA, 26 June 2015 – The ASEAN Workshop on Election Observation, the first ever gathering of the region's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Election Management Body leaders and regional organisations that conduct election observations, wrapped up yesterday in Manila, Philippines.

ASEAN, India to Further Strengthen Ties

on Thursday, 25 June 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 25 June 2015 - ASEAN and India agreed to strengthen their cooperation to conclude the implementation of their current five-year joint Plan of Action (POA) which will expire at the end of this year.

ASEAN, Japan Reaffirm Closer Ties

on Wednesday, 24 June 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

PHNOM PENH, 24 June 2015 – ASEAN and Japan Senior Officials participating in the 30th ASEAN-Japan Forum reaffirmed the importance of ASEAN-Japan Strategic Partnership and agreed to explore new opportunities to further strengthen the relationship and enhance cooperation. The forum was held in Phnom Penh on 22 June. The Senior Officials also discussed regional and international issues of common interest and concern and agreed to work together to address emerging challenges and promote peace and stability.

ASEAN Ascertains Region's Information Network in Response to MERS

on Monday, 22 June 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 22 June 2015 - "ASEAN is concerned about the widening spread of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)," said H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN. "ASEAN is taking initiatives on preparedness in responding to the MERS coronavirus (MERS CoV) disease," he added.

ASEAN Strengthens Its Collective Response in Disasters

on Friday, 19 June 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

BOGOR, 19 June 2015 – The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre) officially launched its induction course for the fifth batch of ASEAN Emergency Response and Assessment Team (ASEAN-ERAT) today in Bogor, Indonesia. The 100 hours course will commence from 19 to 29 June to prepare regional emergency responders in ASEAN for a faster and more coordinated response towards disasters.