Union Minister U Kyaw Tin participates in the ASEAN-Australia Ministerial Meeting from his office in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA
Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin participated in the ASEAN-United States Ministerial Meeting, ASEAN-Canada Ministerial Meeting, ASEAN-Australia Ministerial Meeting and ASEAN-New Zealand Ministerial Meeting which were held via videoconference today starting from 07:30 am from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nay Pyi Taw. During the Ministerial Meetings, the Ministers reviewed cooperation between ASEAN and respective Dialogue Partner and exchanged views on future directions as well as regional and international issues.
As Myanmar is the current Country Coordinator of ASEAN-Canada Dialogue Relations, Union Minister U Kyaw Tin co-chaired the ASEAN-Canada Ministerial Meeting with Mr François-Philippe Champagne, Foreign Minister of Canada. In his statement delivered on behalf of the ASEAN Member States, Union Minister U Kyaw Tin appreciated the steady growth in the ASEAN-Canada Dialogue Relations and significant progress in the implementation of the Plan of Action to implement the Joint Declaration on ASEAN-Canada Enhanced Partnership (2016-2020). The Union Minister highlighted possible areas of cooperation between ASEAN and Canada to strengthen dialogue relations based on inclusivity, equality, mutual respect and mutual benefit. He also stressed the importance of enhancing mutual trust, engagement and cooperation between Canada and individual ASEAN Member State in strengthening the existing partnership and enhancing the dialogue relations to the higher level. At the end of the Meeting, the Ministers adopted a new Plan of Action to implement the Joint Declaration on ASEAN- Canada Enhanced Partnership (2021-2025).
The Union Minister also attended the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Interface with ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights Representatives and the ASEAN Ministerial Dialogue on Strengthening Women’s role for Sustainable Peace and Security.—MNA