JAKARTA, 5 March 2021 – ASEAN and China reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthen their Strategic Partnership as both sides celebrate the 30th anniversary of the relations this year. This was stressed at the 22nd ASEAN-China Joint Cooperation Committee (JCC) meeting held via video conference, today. A series of commemorative activities will be held this year, including the plan to [...]
JAKARTA, 4 MARCH 2021 – ASEAN and France convened the inaugural ASEAN-France Development Partnership Committee (AF-DPC) Meeting via videoconference today, marking the start of a formal partnership to strengthen their long-standing ties. On 9 September 2020, the ASEAN Foreign Ministers conferred the status of Development Partner of ASEAN to France, at the 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting. The establishment of this formal [...]
JAKARTA, 3 March 2021 - The 27th ASEAN Economic Ministers’ Retreat took place on 2-3 March via videoconference. The retreat ushered the first high-level engagement among ASEAN Economic Ministers under Brunei Darussalam’s chairmanship. Against the backdrop of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministers and relevant representatives discussed post-pandemic recovery efforts across the region, progress made in [...]
The Informal ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (IAMM) was convened on 2 March 2021 via videoconference, with the view to progress the implementation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025, work on an ASEAN Community post-2025 vision, advance ASEAN’s initiatives to respond to and recover from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, discuss ASEAN’s external relations, as well [...]
JAKARTA, 1 March 2021 - Women and girls across South-East Asia who are members of an ethnic minority, live in a rural location, or suffer from poverty are at greatest risk of being left behind despite the region’s recent progress in gender equality, according to a new report by ASEAN and UN Women. The ASEAN [...]
Ambassador of Guatemala to ASEAN, H.E. Jacobo Cuyún Salguero, presented his Letter of Credence to the Secretary-General of ASEAN, H.E. Dato Lim Jock Hoi, through video conference on 1 March 2021.