The 29th ASEAN-Australia Forum was held in Nay Pyi Taw on 9-10 March 2017. Representatives from all ASEAN Member States, Australia, and the ASEAN Secretariat attended this, the third Forum since the elevation of the ASEAN-Australia relationship to a Strategic Partnership. The Forum was co-chaired by H.E. U Myint Thu, SOM Leader and Director General, [...]
1. The ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) and the EU Trade Commissioner met on 10 March 2017 in Manila, the Philippines for the Fifteenth AEM-EU Trade Commissioner Consultations. The Consultations were co-chaired by H.E. Ramon Lopez, Secretary of Trade and Industry of the Republic of the Philippines, and H.E. Cecilia Malmström, EU Trade Commissioner. 2. The [...]
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) conveys its warmest greetings to the Government and people of Canada on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of ASEAN-Canada Dialogue relations. Since the first formal meeting of ASEAN Directors-General and Canada Senior Officials on Economic Cooperation held in Manila on 3-4 February 1977, ASEAN-Canada relations have developed [...]
ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Statement on The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Ballistic Missile Launch
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) expresses its grave concern over the firing of ballistic missiles by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) in the early morning of 6 March 2017. This is the second incident since the start of the year by the DPRK and is in clear violation of the relevant [...]
The 24th Meeting of the ASEAN-EU Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) was held on 2 March 2017 in Jakarta. The meeting noted that 2017 marked the 40th Anniversary of the ASEAN-EU Dialogue Relations, and further reaffirmed its commitment to strengthen ASEAN-EU relations, following the conclusions of the 21st ASEAN-EU Ministerial Meeting held in Bangkok on 13-14 [...]
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) condemns the bombing of the Lal Shahbaz Qalandar Shrine in Pakistan on 16 February 2017 and the car bombing in Baghdad, Iraq on 17 February 2017 which claimed the lives of many and wounded numerous others. Download the full statement here.