The 10th Meeting of the ASEAN-Russia Joint Cooperation Committee (ARJCC) held in the ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, Indonesia, on 19 April 2012, was attended by Permanent Representatives from ASEAN Member States, the Russian Federation and ASEAN Secretariat. The ARJCC was co-chaired by H.E. Mr. Alexander A. Ivanov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to ASEAN, and U Myint Thu, Charge d’Affaires a.i. / Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to ASEAN.
The Meeting deliberated on the progress of implementation of the decisions taken at the Second ASEAN-Russian Federation Summit which was held on 30 October 2010 in Ha Noi, Viet Nam, as well as on the status of the Roadmap on the Comprehensive Programme of Action (CPA) to Promote Cooperation between ASEAN and the Russian Federation (2005-2015). The Meeting exchanged views on how to enhance cooperation in a number of priority areas, such as combating terrorism and transnational crimes, disarmament and non-proliferation, trade and economy, energy, transport, agriculture and food security, tourism, science and technology, disaster management and culture as well as ASEAN connectivity. The Meeting noted the importance of the Global Movement of Moderates (GMM) initiative and would work closely together to address the issues of extremists and extremism.
The ARJCC also discussed preparations for the 9th ASEAN-Russia Senior Officials Meeting to be held on 8-9 June 2012 in Moscow, Russia.
The ARJCC took note of the salient points of deliberations of the 9th ASEAN-Russian Federation Joint Planning and Management Committee (ARJPMC) Meeting which was held on 18 April 2012. Following the recommendations of the ARJPMC, the Meeting reviewed the status of joint projects under the ASEAN-Russia Dialogue Partnership Financial Fund. In addition, the Meeting endorsed the Budget of the ASEAN Centre in MGIMO University (Moscow) up to the year 2013. The Meeting also discussed the status of joint projects in areas such as renewable energy, disaster management, nano- and biotechnology, space exploration, education and cultural exchange.
The Meeting further endorsed the statement of account of the ASEAN-Russia Federation Dialogue Partnership Financial Fund (ARDPFF) as of 29 February 2012 and the audited report of the ARDPFF for the year ended on 31 December 2010.
The next Meeting of the ARJCC will be held in 2013.