1. The Third ASEAN-Canada Dialogue was held in Manila on 25 – 26 May 1982.
  2. The Meeting was attended by delegations from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Canada. The Secretary-General of the ASEAN Secretariat and members of his staff were also present.
  3. Mr. Sime D. Hidalgo, Director-General, ASEAN Philippines and Mr. W.T. Delworth, Assistant Under-Secretary, Department of External Affairs, Canada, jointly chaired the Meeting.
  4. The Meeting re-affirmed support for the progress of the existing projects under the ASEAN-Canada dialogue namely, the ASEAN-Canada Forest Tree Seed Centre Project and the ASEAN-Canada Fisheries Post-Harvest Technology Project.
  5. The Meeting identified specific areas for cooperation in the industrial and Commercial sectors, Agriculture and Forestry, Energy, Science and Technology, Transportation and Communication, Human Resource Development, and Information and Culture. In this regard, the meeting welcomed the extended range of Canadian programmes offered in industrial Cooperation and institutional Cooperation, and the Management for Change Programmes in addition to the more traditional development cooperation projects. The meeting also recognized the opportunities available through Canadian resources and expertise, especially in encouraging the transfer of technology.
  6. The Meeting agreed that, pursuant to the Agreement on Economic Cooperation between ASEAN member countries and Canada signed by the ASEAN and Canadian Foreign Ministers in New York on 25 September 1981, implementation of cooperative endeavours between ASEAN and Canada shall henceforth be pursed through the ASEAN-Canada joint Cooperation Committee (JCC), which will officially come into being June 1, 1982.
  7. The Meeting was held in a spirit of cooperation and cordiality which has traditionally characterized relations between Canada and ASEAN. The Canadian delegation expressed its sincere appreciation for the warm hospitality extended by the Philippine hosts and for the excellent arrangements for the meeting.