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Opening Address by YAB DATO'SRI MOHD NAJIB TUN ABDUL RAZAK Prime Minister of Malaysia at The 48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

on Tuesday, 04 August 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

KUALA LUMPUR, 14 August 2015 - I am delighted to be here today to address the 48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting. This is one of the most important events during Malaysia's Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2015, and it gives me great pleasure to welcome you back once again to Kuala Lumpur, after we last met in April.

Welcoming Remarks by YB DATO’SRI ANIFAH AMAN, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia at The Opening Ceremony of The 48th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

on Tuesday, 04 August 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

KUALA LUMPUR, 4 August 2015 - It is indeed a privilege and an honour for me to extend my deep appreciation to the Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato' Sri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak, for being here this morning to officiate the opening of the 48th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (or in short, the AMM).

“Empowering the Youth for a Green ASEAN Community” ASEAN Environment Year 2015 and Eco-Schools Award

on Monday, 03 August 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 3 August 2015 - The ASEAN Environment Year (AEY) 2015 celebration with the theme "Empowering the Youth for a Green ASEAN Community" was held back-to-back with the 2nd ASEAN Eco-schools Award Presentation Ceremony on 29-30 July 2015 in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

Strengthening Technical Competency on Consumer Protection in ASEAN

on Sunday, 02 August 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 3 August 2015 - Recognizing the need to build and strengthen the technical competency of government officials involved in implementing consumer protection, a five-day workshop to validate consumer protection training materials in six key specific sectors of consumer protection was convened last week at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia. Experts from relevant agencies, ministries, and consumer protection associations from ASEAN Member States attended.

ASEAN Prepares Future Leaders in Disaster Management

on Friday, 31 July 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

KUALA LUMPUR, 31 July 2015 –The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (the AHA Centre) has officially concluded the second batch of its signature programme – the AHA Centre Executive Programme (ACE Programme) today in Kuala Lumpur. Sixteen disaster management officers from ASEAN Member States' National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs) from Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam have successfully completed the six-month training with satisfactory performance.

ASEAN, UK to Deepen Cooperative Relations

on Tuesday, 28 July 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 28 July 2015 - Prime Minister David Cameron made a historic visit to the ASEAN Secretariat yesterday, pledging to deepen the UK's economic ties with the region.

“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.

17th Meeting of the Sub-Regional Ministerial Steering Committee (MSC) on Transboundary Haze Pollution

on Wednesday, 29 July 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

Jakarta, 28 July 2015 - Ministers responsible for the environment from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand met on the occasion of the Seventeenth Meeting of the Sub-Regional Ministerial Steering Committee (MSC) on Transboundary Haze Pollution on 28 July 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Iran Looks Forward to Stepping up Relations with ASEAN

on Friday, 24 July 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 24 July 2015 - Iran will intensify its relations and cooperation with ASEAN as well as with ASEAN Member States, according to the country’s new Ambassador to ASEAN, H.E. Valiollah Mohammadi Nasrabadi. Ambassador Nasrabadi presented his Letter of Credence to Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh yesterday.

Understanding the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015

on Thursday, 23 July 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

"Understanding the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015" is a series of articles highlighting the various initiatives undertaken as well as the progress made towards achieving the AEC by the end of 2015. The articles will touch on the different aspects of the wide-ranging and multifaceted regional economic integration process. Indeed, ASEAN's economic integration agenda has significantly evolved from its initial focus on trade liberalisation and currently covers a broader array of issues ranging from investment to labour migration to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).

Observance of Ramadan Highlights July “ASEAN Today”

on Wednesday, 22 July 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 10 July 2015 - Islam's holy month and how Muslims in the ASEAN region observe Ramadan is featured in the July 2015 edition of "ASEAN Today." Kara David of the Philippines' GMA Network co-anchors the program from Manila, with Dalton Tanonaka of The Indonesia Channel at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta.  They also report on new visa-free rules in several ASEAN member states, and an exclusive talk with Indonesia's rock queen Anggun.  Durudee Sirichanya of the ASEAN Secretariat presents the month's regular "Feedback" segment.

Share your study abroad experience!

on Wednesday, 15 July 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

Would you like to share your international experience and help future generations of ASEAN students to go abroad as well? Then you are warmly invited to participate in the SHARE study on ASEAN credit transfer system and mobility programmes at universities in ASEAN region.

Australian Program and ASEAN embark on new Work Plan to Fight Trafficking in Persons in the Region

on Monday, 06 July 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 6 July 2015 - The Australia-Asia Programme to Combat Trafficking in Persons (AAPTIP) and the ASEAN Secretariat announced the launch of a new program of work between AAPTIP and the Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime(SOMTC) for the year July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. This plan of work, developed in close coordination with ASEAN Member States and the ASEAN Secretariat, was endorsed by the 15th SOMTC, which was convened on 5- 11 June 2015 in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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, 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.