VIENTIANE, 27 February 2016 – The ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat (AMM Retreat) on 27 February 2016 in Vientiane is the first gathering of ASEAN Foreign Ministers under Lao PDR’s ASEAN Chairmanship in 2016.

Under the chairmanship of H.E. Thongloun Sisoulith, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lao PDR, the Meeting focused on the implementation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025, especially the ASEAN Political-Security Community Blueprint, and strengthening of ASEAN’s external relations and ASEAN centrality in the evolving regional architecture. The Ministers also exchanged views on regional and international issues of common interest and concern. During this important meeting, Lao PDR introduced eight priorities for her ASEAN Chairmanship in 2016 with the theme of “Turning Vision into Reality for a Dynamic ASEAN Community”.

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