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ASEAN Leaders Meet in Malaysia for the 26th ASEAN Summit

on Monday, 27 April 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

KUALA LUMPUR, 27 April 2015 – With Malaysia's symbol of prosperity - the iconic Petronas Twin Towers, as a backdrop, the Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will meet at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center today for the opening of the 26th ASEAN Summit. Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak of Malaysia, ASEAN Chair for 2015, will be on hand to welcome his fellow Heads of State/Government for their annual meeting.

Tunisia Explores Closer Relations with ASEAN

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

Jakarta, 24 April 2015 – H.E. Taeib Baccouche, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tunisia made a courtesy call on H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary General of ASEAN at the ASEAN Secretariat yesterday.

Somalia Seeks Cooperation with ASEAN

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

Jakarta, 24 April 2015 - H.E. Dr. Khalid Omar Ali, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs & Investment Promotion of the Federal Republic of Somalia met with H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN yesterday at the ASEAN Secretariat.

ASEAN, Mongolia to Strengthen Relations

on Tuesday, 21 April 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 21 April 2015 - Mongolia expressed its strong interest in strengthening relations with ASEAN. This message was conveyed by the Foreign Minister of Mongolia, H.E. Lundeg Puresuven, during his meeting yesterday with Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh, at the ASEAN Secretariat.

“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.

Timor-Leste FM Calls on ASEAN Sec-Gen

on Monday, 20 April 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 20 April 2015 – H.E. Hernani Coelho da Silva, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, called on H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN, at the ASEAN Secretariat on 17 April.

Switzerland to Explore Greater Cooperation with ASEAN

on Monday, 20 April 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 20 April 2015 - H.E. Marie-Gabrielle Ineichen-Fleisch, State Secretary for Economic Affairs of Switzerland, paid an official visit to the ASEAN Secretariat today and was received by H.E. Dr. Lim Hong Hin, Deputy-Secretary General of ASEAN for ASEAN Economic Community.

ASEAN, Russia to Further Strengthen Economic Ties

on Monday, 20 April 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 20 April 2015 - Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, H.E. Arkady Dvorkovich paid an official visit to the ASEAN Secretariat today and met with Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh.

ASEAN Organises Seminar on Trade in Goods and Services Statistics

on Thursday, 16 April 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

MANILA, 16 April 2015 - With increasing globalization and outsourcing, Asian countries have become increasingly interconnected through economic transactions crossing national borders. As production processes are increasingly globalized, transactions in trade in goods and services have become more complicated. Hence, the ASEAN Secretariat and the Asian Development Bank Institute jointly organized the Seminar on International Trade in Goods and Services Statistics on 14-16 April, to apply international and practical guidance in addressing data compilation issues involving multinational activity related to trade in goods and services.

ASEAN holds forum in Jakarta to promote investment in the region

on Thursday, 16 April 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 16 April 2015 - A Forum and Seminar to socialise the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA) was held on 15-16 April in Jakarta, Indonesia. More than 100 participants from the government, private sector, chambers of commerce and the general public attended the forum. This was the third of the series to socialise the ACIA after being held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in March 2013 and in Manila, Philippines in January 2014.

Ireland to Enhance Cooperation and Economic Ties with ASEAN

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

JAKARTA, 15 April 2015 - The Republic of Ireland today expressed its strong interest to forge closer cooperation and strengthen economic ties with ASEAN. This message was conveyed to ASEAN Secretary-General H.E. Le Luong Minh by Ireland's new Ambassador to ASEAN, H.E. Kyle O'Sullivan, who had earlier presented his Letter of Credence.

ASEAN SecGen Attends Inauguration of New INTERPOL Centre in Singapore

on Tuesday, 14 April 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

SINGAPORE, 14 April 2015 - Regional and international cooperation to address and combat cybercrime has received a boost with the establishment of a new hi-tech INTERPOL centre in Singapore.

ASEAN to Raise Public Awareness on Consumer Protection

on Monday, 13 April 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 13 April 2015 - International best practices and practical models, and guidelines to develop effective consumer protection awareness campaign were discussed by ASEAN Member States (AMS) at the 2nd Workshop on the Development of Public Awareness Models on Consumer Protection. Held at the ASEAN Secretariat on 8 – 9 April, the workshop aimed to provide AMS with additional tools to initiate or build upon existing advocacy programs that would empower consumers by ensuring that they are well informed of their rights and responsibilities.

ASEAN, China Reaffirm Commitment to Forge Closer Cooperation

on Monday, 13 April 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 13 April 2015 - The 16th Meeting of the ASEAN-China Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) held in Jakarta on 10 April reaffirmed commitment to forge closer cooperation. The annual JCC Meeting is a key mechanism to review ASEAN-China cooperation and discuss its future direction.

ASEAN, Japanese Business Leaders Seek to Spur Economic Ties

on Friday, 10 April 2015. Posted in 2015, ASEAN Secretariat News

JAKARTA, 10 April 2015 - Japanese business leaders met Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh, and discussed trade and investment opportunities in the region during their visit to Jakarta this week on 7-9 April. The economic mission of nearly 20 senior executives from Japan's large companies was led by Mr. Sadayuki Sakakibara, Chairman of Keidanren (Japan Business Federation).