MIFER Deputy Minister attends 2nd Meeting of High-Level Task Force on ASEAN Community’s Post-2025 Vision

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MIFER Deputy Minister U Than Aung Kyaw poses for the documentary group photo.

Deputy Minister U Than Aung Kyaw of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, Eminent Person (EP) of Myanmar attended the Second Meeting of the High-Level Task Force on the ASEAN Community’s Post-2025 Vision (HLTF-ACV) which was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 23 -24 June 2022.
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Cambodia Dr Chem Widhya and High-Level Representative of Malaysia Ambassador Dato’ Zainuddin Yahya co-chaired the meeting. Eminent Persons and High-Level Representatives from the ASEAN Member States, the Deputy Secretary-General of the ASEAN Secretariat and the representatives participated in the meeting.
At the meeting, Eminent Persons gave guidance on the report of the First Joint Working Group (JWG) to assist the work of the HLTF-ACV. They exchanged views and discussed the Modalities for Stakeholders’ Consultation, the Core Elements of ASEAN Community’s Post-2025 Vision and Strengthening ASEAN’s Capacity and Institutional Effectiveness.
In his intervention, Deputy Minister U Than Aung Kyaw highlighted that the proposed core elements of the ASEAN Community’s Post-2025 Vision should be in line with the objectives and principles of the ASEAN Charter. He also mentioned that based on the findings of midterm reviews, some characteristics of core elements of the current vision 2025 are still relevant and should be retained, and some emerging issues due to the geopolitical and economic contexts, future pandemics, digitalization, climate change, also should be incorporated in the new elements of the Post 2025 Vision. He also stressed that ASEAN should be a more united, inclusive and responsive community in dealing with external partners by strengthening the ASEAN Centrality and ASEAN-led mechanism.
The senior officials, the representatives of Myanmar for the ASEAN Political and Security Community Pillar, Economic Community Pillar and Social and Culture Community Pillar also attended the meeting. — MNA

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