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September 20, 2019

ASEAN, UN discuss maintaining peace, sustainable development

UN Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki Moon. Photo: Aye Min Soe
UN Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki Moon. Photo: Aye Min Soe

Nay Pyi Taw, 12 Nov— Leaders of the Association of South East Asia Nations and UN Secretary-General Mr Ban Ki Moon, held a meeting in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday, focusing on maintaining peace, security and sustainable development of the region and the world.
During the 6th ASEAN-UN Summit, they also discussed settling disputes peacefully in line with international law, enhancing ASEAN-UN cooperation by promoting and protecting human rights, cooperation in environmental preservation, climate change and disaster management as well as in tackling the emerging threat of the Ebola virus and the threat of extremism and fundamentalism particularly, extremist Islamic State groups in Iraq and Syria.
U Thein Sein, President of Myanmar, and the chairman of the summit, in his speech, highlighted political and security cooperation, economic cooperation, and socio-cultural cooperation between ASEAN and the UN.
ASEAN and the UN also adopted the ASEAN-UN Work Plan for 2015.
The leaders also shared views to promote cooperation between ASEAN and the UN on issues related to the United Nations Post-2015 Vision, poverty alleviation, promotion of rural development and small and medium enterprises, and narrowing the development gap.

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