H.E. Filip Cumps, Ambassador of Belgium to ASEAN, presented his Letter of Credentials to the Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh, at the ASEAN Secretariat this week. Ambassador Cumps expressed his gratitude to ASEAN and its Member States for accepting him as the new Ambassador of Belgium to ASEAN.

On this occasion, SG Minh noted with pleasure the progress made in ASEAN Community building and stressed that much work remain to be done for ASEAN to attain this goal. SG Minh therefore encouraged Belgium to support and contribute further to the common endeavours and looked forward to exploring opportunities for cooperation with Belgium, especially in ASEAN’s efforts in narrowing the development gaps.

Ambassador Cumps, who is concurrently the Ambassador of Belgium to Indonesia, expressed his readiness to working closely with ASEAN in enhancing the relations with Belgium and the EU.