05/05/2015 09:44 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

2016 - year of Russian and ASEAN culture

Jakarta, May 4 (VNA) – 2016 has been chosen as the Year of Russian Culture in the ASEAN and ASEAN Culture in Russia, according to the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia.

During the recent 13th meeting of the ASEAN – Russia Joint Cooperation Committee, the ASEAN and Russia reviewed the implementation of the Comprehensive Action Programme to Promote Cooperation for 2005-2015 and looked at the finalisation of a new ASEAN – Russia document which would enhance cooperation for mutual benefit.

Both sides discussed developments in political-security, economy, socio-culture, science-technology and connectivity and agreed there is potential for greater collaboration.

The meeting noted Russia’s proposal to hold an ASEAN-Russia Business Summit on the margins of the 27th ASEAN Summit in Kuala Lumpur this November.

Reviewing the ASEAN-Russian Federation Dialogue Partnership Financial Fund (ARDPFF), the two sides agreed to work together to streamline and simplify appraisals, approvals, financing and reporting on joint projects funded by the ARDPFF.

They also adopted several joint projects and debated activities of the ASEAN Centre located in the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.

Both noted the strong progress of their partnership in preparation for the 20th anniversary of ASEAN-Russia dialogue relations in 2016.
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