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AMM 53, related meetings enter last working day

The 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM 53) entered the last working day on September 12, with important events such as the 27th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), ASEAN-EU foreign ministers’ meeting, and ASEAN-India foreign ministers’ meeting.

The ARF is an important platform for security dialogue in the Asia-Pacific region. With ASEAN in the central position, the ARF has become a key driving force in building trust among regional countries through diversified initiatives to promote trust and preventive diplomacy.

At the forum, foreign ministers will discuss several important documents such as adopting the 27th ARF Chair Statement, ARF statement on the prevention of infectious disease outbreaks, ARF statement on treatment for children who are employed or involved in terrorist and violent extremist groups, and ARF statement on IT security cooperation amid digital economic development, among others.

Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh will chair an international press conference after the meetings conlude.

AMM 53 and related meetings have been organised in the form of video conference from September 9-12.

AMM 53 and related meetings are among the most important events during Vietnam’s Year of ASEAN Chairmanship in 2020. They take place amid fierce strategic competition between powerful countries, and heightened tension in several hot spots, as well as complicated developments of the coronavirus pandemic that clobbers every corner of the ASEAN member states’ socio-economy./.