JAKARTA, 2 December 2014 – Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Le Luong Minh, met with the Ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to ASEAN, H.E. Mr. Sergey Michev at ASEAN Secretariat yesterday. On that occasion, Ambassador Michev presented his Letter of Credence to SG Minh.

Secretary-General Minh congratulated Ambassador Michev for assuming his duty and stressed that Ambassador Michev could play an important role in forging cooperation between ASEAN and Bulgaria as well as in the frameworks of ASEAN-EU Dialogue Relations and Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). Secretary-General Minh encouraged Ambassador Michev to explore practical cooperative activities that could be undertaken between ASEAN and Bulgaria in the areas of mutual interest.

Ambassador Michev looked forward to helping promote and develop good relationship between Bulgaria and ASEAN, and as a Member State of the European Union. He said that both regional organisations are actively promoting regional integration.

Secretary-General Minh briefed Ambassador Michev on the progress of the ASEAN Community building. They also exchanged views on a number of international and regional issues.