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ASEAN Shares Experience to SAARC in Setting up Regional Disaster Response Mechanisms

on Tuesday, 27 January 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 27 January 2015 - "Recognising that natural disasters cut across boundaries, strengthening the relationship between Southeast Asia and South Asia is an urgent imperative," H.E. Alicia Dela Rosa Bala, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community said today during the visit of policy level officials from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). The visit to the ASEAN Secretariat is part of a one-week study exchange involving around 30 officers from the SAARC Member States, the SAARC Disaster Management Centre (SDMC), and SAARC Secretariat.

ASEAN Enhances Member States Capacity in Resolving Vertical Agreement Cases

on Wednesday, 21 January 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 21 January 2015 – A “Workshop on Competition Issues in Manufacturer-Distributor-Retailer Restraints: A Comparison and Hypothetical Application of Different Approaches in ASEAN Member States (AMS) and the United States” was convened from 19-21 January 2015 in the Indonesian capital. The workshop aimed at understanding the different statutes addressing vertical agreements amongst AMS and the US, as well as to identify a common approach to investigate vertical agreement cases. 

ASEAN, ACB Celebrate a Decade of Cooperation on Biodiversity Conservation

on Tuesday, 20 January 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

LOS BANOS, 20 January 2015 - Governments of ASEAN Member States (AMS) have increasingly recognized biodiversity’s extreme importance to human survival. National and local governments are taking individual steps to preserve flora, fauna, and other biological resources. With biodiversity knowing no boundaries, ASEAN Member States acknowledge that working together is crucial to addressing common problems.

Indonesia Deposits Instrument of Ratification of the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution

on Tuesday, 20 January 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 20 January 2015 – H.E. I Gusti Agung Wesaka Puja, the Director General for ASEAN Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, today deposited Indonesia’s Instrument of Ratification of the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution with H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN.

ASEAN, India to Further Develop Mutually Beneficial Relations

on Friday, 16 January 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 16 January 2015 - India’s first resident Ambassador to ASEAN, H.E. Suresh K. Reddy, presented his Letter of Credence to the Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh, yesterday at the ASEAN Secretariat. SG Minh welcomed and congratulated Ambassador Reddy on his official assumption of duty.

UK Commits to Stronger Cooperation with ASEAN

on Friday, 16 January 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 16 January 2015 – The Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to ASEAN, H.E. Moazzam Malik, today presented his Letter of Credence to H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN.

 

Jordan to Enhance Relationship with ASEAN

on Thursday, 15 January 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 15 January 2015 - Jordan’s first Ambassador to ASEAN, H.E. Walid Abdel Rahman Jaffal Al Hadid, presented his Letter of Credence to the Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh yesterday at the ASEAN Secretariat.

Ambassadors of Armenia, Finland and Sweden Present Letters of Credence to ASEAN SG

on Wednesday, 14 January 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 14 January 2015 – Three lady ambassadors from Europe separately presented their Letters of Credence to the Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh yesterday at the ASEAN Secretariat.

 

 

ASEAN Develops Tourism Strategic Vision 2016 – 2025

on Tuesday, 13 January 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

KUALA LUMPUR, 13 January 2015 – As ASEAN’s current Tourism Strategic Plan (ATSP) 2011-2015 ends this year, ASEAN National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) and the ASEAN Secretariat supported by tourism experts are working closely together to develop the new ATSP. This signals a strong collaboration among Member States in developing tourism in the region.

 

 

Malaysia Gets Ready to Welcome ASEAN Community 2015 during its Chairmanship

on Thursday, 08 January 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

 

PUTRAJAYA, 8 January 2014 – Malaysia will carry the hopes and aspirations of more than 600 million people in the region as it chairs ASEAN in the final stages of establishing an ASEAN Community 2015.  “We are conscious of our role in the region as well as in the global community,” said Malaysian Foreign Minister Dato’ Sri Anifah Aman yesterday.

ASEAN Supports Flood Relief Efforts in Malaysia

on Thursday, 08 January 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News


PULAU MERANTI, 8 January 2014 - The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre) today symbolically handed-over disaster emergency relief items to Majlis Keselamatan Negara (MKN) Malaysia as part of ASEAN’s solidarity. The symbolic hand-over of ASEAN support was conducted at National Disaster Command Centre (NDCC), Pulau Meranti and was attended by Mr Ogu Salim bin Omar, Deputy Secretary of MKN; Mr Said Faisal, Executive Director of AHA Centre; and Ms Adelina Kamal of the ASEAN Secretariat.

ASEAN SG Conveys Deep Sympathy over Severe Flooding in Malaysia

on Wednesday, 07 January 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 7 January 2015 – Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh conveyed his deep sympathy for the displacement and loss of lives and properties experienced by several communities in Peninsula Malaysia and Sabah, following severe flooding in the past few weeks.

 

Indian Ocean Tsunami Remembered in January "ASEAN Today"

on Monday, 05 January 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 5 January 2015 - Survivors recall the day 10 years ago when a massive tsunami changed their lives.  That story tops the January 2015 edition of "ASEAN Today."

H.E. Le Luong Minh,the Secretary-General of ASEAN, in a letter to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, expressed his deep concern over the disappearance of Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501

on Wednesday, 31 December 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 31 December 2014 – Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh expressed his deep concern over the recent tragedy of Indonesia AirAsia flight QZ8501.

In a letter addressed to Indonesia's Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno L. P. Marsudi, Secretary-General Minh expressed confidence in the on-going search and rescue operations led by the Government of Indonesia, in cooperation with other ASEAN Member States and the international community. The Secretary-General hoped that the spirit of ASEAN solidarity would be a source of strength through these difficult times, and extended his prayers for the family and friends of the passengers and crew members on board flight QZ8501.

ASEAN Moves Forward with Public-Private Partnership

on Wednesday, 17 December 2014. Posted in 2014, ASEAN Secretariat News

MANILA, 17 December 2014 – As ASEAN approaches the crucial 2015 milestone of realising the ASEAN Community, the ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC) has convened the ASEAN Public–Private Partnership (PPP) Networking Forum on 16–17 December in Manila to discuss PPP as an innovative financing mechanism to realise the Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC).