September 20, 2017

Union FM attends 27th ASEAN Summit and related summits

Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunna Maung Lwin and foreign ministers of ASEAN countries pose for documentary photo at 17th ASEAN Coordinating Council Meeting. Photo: IPRD
Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunna Maung Lwin and foreign ministers of ASEAN countries pose for documentary photo at 17th ASEAN Coordinating Council Meeting. Photo: IPRD

Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunna Maung Lwin arrived back Nay Pyi Taw after attending the 27th ASEAN Summit and related summits held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on 21 and 22 November.
The Union Minister attended the 13th ASEAN Political-Security Community Council (APSC) Meeting and 17th ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) Meeting on 20th November prior to the 27th ASEAN Summit and related summits.
The Union Minister, together with other ASEAN Foreign Ministers attended the 13th ASEAN Political-Security Community Council Meeting, which considered the Secretary-General of ASEAN’s report on the recent developments of Sectoral Bodies under APSC and the implementation of the APSC Blueprint. The Meeting adopted the Terms of Reference (TOR) of the ASEAN Political and Security Council (APSC).
Subsequently, the Union Minister attended the 17th ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) Meeting. The Secretary-General of ASEAN reported on the Work of ASEAN to the 27th ASEAN Summit and the Functions and Operations of the ASEAN Secretariat to the Meeting.
The Meeting further noted the Report of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR), Report of the Chair of the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) Task Force, Report of the ASEAN Connectivity Coordinating Committee (ACCC), and Progress Report of the ASEAN Coordinating Council Working Group on Timor Leste’s ASEAN Membership Application to the 17th ASEAN Coordinating Council Meeting.
The Union Minister also attended the Launching Ceremonies of the Guide to ASEAN Practices and Protocol, and the Publication on the ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) Workshop on Strengthening Women’s Participation in Peace Processes and Conflict Resolution held in the Philippines on 18-19 March 2015
On the same day, the Union Minister held bilateral meeting with Dr. Vivian Balakrishnan, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Singapore and discussed issues of mutual interests between the two countries.

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