12th ASEAN Education Ministers Meeting and ASEAN related meetings held

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The 12th ASEAN Education Ministers Meeting and ASEAN-related meetings are in progress.

The Myanmar Education Delegation led by Union Minister for Education Dr Nyunt Pe attended the 12th ASEAN Education Ministers Meeting – 12th ASED, the sixth ASEAN Plus Three Education Ministers Meeting – the sixth APT EMM and the sixth East Asia Education Ministers Meeting – the sixth EAS EMM held in Hanoi, Viet Nam from 13 to 14 October.
The opening ceremony of the 12th ASEAN Education Ministers Meeting was held on the morning of 13 October at the Grand Ballroom of Meliá Hanoi Hotel in Hanoi, Viet Nam.
Deputy Prime Minister of Viet Nam Mr Vu Duc Dam, and ASEAN Deputy Secretary General and Viet Nam Minister of Education and Training Mr Nguyen Kim Son delivered opening remarks. Ministers of Education from 10 ASEAN member countries, and representatives and officials from the ASEAN Secretariat attended the meeting.
They took turns to address the (Joint efforts to reimagine learning and building resilience of education systems in ASEAN and beyond in the new context) and exchanged views.
Next, officials approved the Declaration on ASEAN Digital Transformation Education Systems to be submitted to the 40th and 41st ASEAN Summits.
Officials presented the reopening of schools, records of the Declaration of Recovery and Resilience, ASEAN-Russian Federation Education Cooperation Process (2022-2026), ASEAN-Hungary Education Cooperation Memorandum of Understanding and ASEAN Higher Education Implementation Roadmap.
Then, they discussed and approved the joint statement of the 12th ASEAN Education Ministers’ Meeting, and agreed to host the 13th ASEAN Education Ministers’ Meeting in 2024, and the meeting was adjourned.
Afterwards, the Myanmar delegation led by the Union minister attended the Gala Dinner hosted in the evening.
In the related meetings, the 6th ASEAN Plus 3 Education Ministers’ Meeting was held on the morning of 14 October. The co-chairs of the meeting, the Minister of Education and Training of Viet Nam and the Minister of Education of the People’s Republic of China, gave opening speeches and the ASEAN Plus 3 Education Ministers took a documentary group photo.
Then the Education Ministers from Plus 3 countries: the People’s Republic of China, the Republic of Korea and Japan, representatives and the ASEAN Deputy Secretary General made speeches and discussed and approved the joint statement of education ministers from the 3 ASEAN countries.
In the afternoon when the 6th East Asia Education Ministers’ Summit was held Viet Nam’s Minister of Education and Training opened the meeting and participants took a group photo.
Afterwards, the Deputy Secretary General of ASEAN presented and discussed the ASEAN meetings held after the 5th East Asian Education Ministers’ Summit and the Minister of Education and Training of Viet Nam gave a speech on behalf of the ASEAN member countries.
Next, the education ministers from East Asian countries: Australia, China, India, Japan, New Zealand, Korea, Russia and the United States, representatives and the Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN made speeches and exchanged views.
At the meeting, the joint declaration of the 6th East Asian Education Ministers’ Summit was discussed and approved, and the meeting concluded successfully.
Then, the Ministry of Education and the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Association (SEAMEO) signed the Letter of Engagement for the Southeast Asia Basic Education Learning Literacy Measurement (SEA-PLM). The Myanmar Education Delegation led by Union Minister Dr Nyunt Pe, Deputy Minister Dr Zaw Myint and Deputy Director-General Dr Zeya Tun, Director-General of the Department of Higher Education Dr Win Tun who attended the ASEAN high-level officials’ meeting in advance, and Rector of Yangon University of Foreign Languages Dr Kyi Shwin arrived back home yesterday afternoon. — MNA

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