The ASEAN Coordinating Council, established in 2008, comprise the ASEAN Foreign Ministers and is held at least twice annually to prepare for the ASEAN Summit. In accordance with Article 8 of the ASEAN Charter, the following are the roles of the ACC:

  1. prepare the meetings of the ASEAN Summit;
  2. coordinate the implementation of agreements and decisions of the ASEAN Summit;
  3. coordinate with the ASEAN Community Councils to enhance policy coherence, efficiency and cooperation among them;
  4. coordinate the reports of the ASEAN Community Council to the ASEAN Summit;
  5. consider the annual report of the Secretary-General on the work of ASEAN;
  6. consider the report of the Secretary-General on the functions and operations of the ASEAN Secretariat and other relevant bodies;
  7. approve the appointment and termination of the Deputy Secretaries-General upon the recommendation of the Secretary-General; and
  8. undertake other tasks provided for in this Charter or such other functions as may be assigned by the ASEAN Summit.

In implementing the above-mentioned roles, the ACC is assisted by the Joint Consultative Meeting (JCM); Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR); ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC); and the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) Task Force.

Composition of the ASEAN Coordinating Council

As of November 2017