ASEAN law enforcement agencies should maintain and consolidate cooperation in fighting transnational crime, Lieutenant General Nguyen Thanh Son, head of the Foreign Relations Department at the Ministry of Public Security, said on September 24.
The 17th ASEAN Chiefs of Defence Forces’ Meeting (ACDFM-17) with the theme “Military Cooperation for a Cohesive and Responsive ASEAN” was held virtually in Hanoi on September 24. Senior Lieutenant General Phan Van Giang, Member of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Viet Nam, Standing Member of the Central Military Commission, Chief of the General Staff, Deputy Minister of National Defence chaired the meeting.
Up to 42 documents have been adopted within the framework of the 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and Related Meetings held from September 9-12 via video conferences, a record in the history of ASEAN foreign ministers’ meetings.
The ASEAN-EU and ASEAN-India Ministerial Meetings were held virtually on September 12 within the framework of the 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM 53) and Related Meetings.
The 27th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), as part of the 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting (AMM 53) and Related Meetings, has adopted several important documents, including the ARF Hanoi Plan of Action II, setting out cooperation priorities and directions for ARF activities in the 2020-2025 period.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh stressed the indispensable role of women in solving conflicts and promoting sustainable peace when chairing the ASEAN Ministerial Dialogue on Strengthening Women’s Role for Sustainable Peace and Security on September 10.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh chaired the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Interface with ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Representatives that was held online on September 10.
The ASEAN-New Zealand Ministerial Meeting was held online within the framework of the 53rd ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM-53) and related meetings on September 10.
Participants to the virtual ASEAN-Australia Ministerial Meeting on September 10 shared the view that the ASEAN-Australia dialogue relationship has made strong progress since its establishment in 1974, and positively contributed to regional peace and stability.