14th AMRI meeting held in Singapore from 7 to 11 May

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ASEAN Information Ministers pose for a group photo at the 14th ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information meeting in Singapore. Photo: MNA

A delegation led by Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint attended the 14th Conference of ASEAN Ministers Responsible for Information (AMRI) and related meetings held at Shangri-la Hotel in Singapore from 7 to 11 May.
The ministers, senior officials responsible for information in ASEAN member countries and delegation members, officials and heads of departments from Singapore attended the opening ceremony of the 14th Conference of AMRI and other related meetings at Shangri-La Hotel at 9 a.m yesterday. The ceremony started with the playing of the ASEAN anthem “The ASEAN Way.”
At the ceremony, ASEAN alternate chairman Singapore Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat greeted the attendees and took commemorative group photographs with the attending ASEAN ministers for information.
Next, the 14th AMRI meeting and other related meetings were held at Shangri-La Hotel, where information ministers, high-ranking officials and other officials from the plus three countries, China, Japan and Republic of Korea, were also in attendance.
The five meetings hosted by Singapore were the 14th AMRI meeting, 5th AMRI+3 Meeting, 16th Meeting of the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting Responsible for Information (16th SOMRI), 5th SOMRI+3 Meeting and 2nd Meeting of ASEAN-Japan Senior Officials Meeting Responsible for Information (2nd ASEAN+Japan SOMRI).
Ministry of Information Permanent Secretary U Myo Myint Maung attended the SOMRI meetings held from 8 to 9 May.
These meetings were held with the aim to increase and strengthen mutual understanding and trust among the ASEAN member countries through sharing of information related to the works of the ASEAN region and the plus three countries.
This year, the members discussed the ASEAN information projects; related and associated meetings; review of the present works, plans for future works, and AMRI’s review, comments and confirmation of the SOMRI report to realise the 14th AMRI theme of “Inclusive and Informed Digital ASEAN.”
The AMRI meeting started in 1989 and is held once every two years in ASEAN countries alphabetically. The 12th AMRI meeting and its related meetings and the 13th SOMRI were hosted in Nay Pyi Taw and the Ayeyawady Region Ngwehsaung in 2014.
The 15th AMRI meeting and related meetings will be hosted by Thailand in 2020.

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