The MoU was signed on February 9 by the Secretary-Common of ASEAN Dato Lim Jock Hoi and Secretary Common of OECD Mathias Cormann, and witnessed by the present and upcoming OECD Southeast Asia Regional Programme (SEARP) co-chairs from the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Vietnam and Australia.
The MOU goals to boost ASEAN and OECD cooperation for a complete, inclusive, and forward-looking partnership to help the implementation of the Blueprints of the ASEAN Financial Neighborhood and the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Neighborhood 2025, particularly within the post-COVID-19 pandemic.
The brand new partnership shall strengthen ASEAN and OECD engagement by means of coverage dialogues and growth of programmes, tasks, and actions within the areas of shared priorities comparable to COVID-19 responses; non-public sector growth, together with micro, small and medium enterprises; world worth chains; digitalisation; agriculture; sensible cities; public well being; setting; gender; social safety; and sustainability or inexperienced development.
The MoU can even enhance ASEAN member states’ entry to the coverage experiences drawn from evidence-based policymaking of OECD, and supply higher understanding of ASEAN regional insurance policies and priorities inside OECD coverage debates.
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