PHNOM PENH — Senior officers of ASEAN convened each in particular person and by way of video convention on Wednesday in Cambodia, Chair of the bloc in 2022, to evaluation preparations and the agenda for the ASEAN Overseas Ministers’ Assembly Retreat.
The ASEAN Senior Officers’ Assembly (SOM) was attended by ASEAN SOM leaders of the member states and the ASEAN Deputy Secretary-Common for the Political – Safety Group. The Vietnamese delegation is led by Ambassador Vũ Hồ, appearing ASEAN SOM chief of Việt Nam.
That is the primary face-to-face SOM after an over-one-year hiatus attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Contributors reviewed the preparations for and agenda of the ASEAN Overseas Ministers’ Assembly Retreat (AMMR), slated for February 16 – 17 in Phnom Penh.
Overseas ministers of seven nations have confirmed their in-person participation on this occasion, whereas two others will attend by way of videoconference.
The senior officers additionally mentioned new developments related to the implementation of the 5-Level Consensus, adopted by ASEAN leaders in April 2021. Many nations held that the profitable implementation of this consensus is vital to ASEAN’s assist for Myanmar to stabilise the home scenario and successfully participate within the ASEAN cooperation and Group constructing.
Ambassador Vũ Hồ voiced Việt Nam’s assist for and affirmed its dedication to work carefully with member states to construct ASEAN right into a united, unanimous, robust, and resilient bloc, thus making a prerequisite for realising the affiliation’s targets.
He additionally proposed some initiatives and orientations for lifting the ASEAN – Republic of Korea partnership, presently coordinated by Việt Nam.
On the two-day AMMR, international ministers are scheduled to debate the bloc’s cooperation orientations for this 12 months, COVID-19 response, post-pandemic restoration efforts, the constructing of the ASEAN Group and the Put up-2025 ASEAN Imaginative and prescient, the implementation of outcomes of the thirty eighth and thirty ninth ASEAN Summits in Brunei final November, the bloc’s exterior relations, and a few worldwide and regional problems with shared concern. — VNS