VOV.VN - ASEAN is set to continue encountering a range of complex security challenges in hot spots such as the East Sea, internationally known as South China Sea, the Korean Peninsula, and the Middle East.
Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh attended the 20th ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Council Meeting and the 24th ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand on November 2.
The 11th Coordinating Conference for the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) took place at the ASEAN Secretariat’s headquarters in Jakarta on March 5 to review the implementation of the APSC Blueprint 2025.
ASEAN needs to define priorities and devise creative ways to effectively implement set plans relating to the organisational structure of the group and intra-bloc links in politics, economy and socio-culture, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh has said.
The establishment of the ASEAN Community on December 31, 2015, with three key pillars of Politics-Security, Economics, Culture-Society, marks a major milestone of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
The ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN member states all have confirmed that preparations for the establishment of the ASEAN Community have been basically completed.
ASEAN foreign ministers gathered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on November 20 for the 13th ASEAN Political –Security Community Council (APSC) Meeting.
The ASEAN Community will officially take shape on December 31 this year with three pillars: the Political-Security Community, the Economic Community and the Socio-Cultural Community.
Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh is joining his Southeast Asian counterparts at a series of meetings in Banda Seri Begawan, Brunei from April 10-11 to prepare for the 22nd ASEAN Summit later this month.
Vietnam will make positive and responsible contributions to ASEAN cooperation and join other members to successfully implement the group’s focuses, says Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.
Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh joined his Southeast Asian counterparts in a ministerial meeting that opened in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on November 17 in preparation for the upcoming ASEAN Summit.