JAKARTA, 23 August 2016 – The new Malaysian Permanent Representative to ASEAN, H.E. Dato’ Shariffah Norhana Syed Mustaffa, presented her Letter of Credence to the Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh, at a ceremony held at the ASEAN Secretariat yesterday. SG Minh warmly welcomed Ambassador Shariffah and highlighted that the role of the Committee [...]
SINGAPORE, 22 August 2016 - “Building a disaster-resilient ASEAN with a capability to monitor, anticipate, respond, adapt and build back better, smarter and faster, has always been among ASEAN’s top priorities,” said H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN in his Opening Remarks at the ASEAN Strategic Policy Dialogue on Disaster Management (SPDDM), which was [...]
The 13th ASEAN-China Senior Officials’ Meeting on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) was held on 16 August 2016 in Manzhouli, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China. The ASEAN Secretariat was represented by H.E. Hirubalan V P, the Deputy Secretary-General, ASEAN Political Security Community.
JAKARTA, 15 August 2016 - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), for the first time as an ASEAN Community, observed its 49th anniversary on 8 August 2016. A celebration was held today at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia. In his welcome remarks, the Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh highlighted the progress [...]
12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution
Ministers responsible for the environment from ASEAN Member States (AMS) held their 12th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution (COP-12 AATHP) on 11 August 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Ministers reaffirmed the commitment to effectively implement the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution (AATHP) to [...]
The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint 2025 highlights a renewed focus on trade facilitation and private sector engagement to support the realisation of a single market and production base. The World Bank data shows a significant improvement in ASEAN’s business environment between 2007, when the AEC was first adopted, and 2015 indicated by improvement in [...]