Wisma Putra: Foreign Minister Saifuddin leads Malaysian delegation to ASEAN meeting in Phnom Penh

A general view shows ASEAN Foreign Ministers meeting with representatives of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) during the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting in Phnom Penh , August 2, 2022. – AFP pic

Tuesday, August 02, 2022 10:42 PM MYT

PUTRAJAYA, Aug. 2 – Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Abdullah is leading the Malaysian delegation to the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (55th AMM) and related meetings hosted by Cambodia, in its capacity of ASEAN President for 2022.

A statement issued this evening by the Malaysian Foreign Ministry, Wisma Putra, said that over the seven days, from July 31 to August 6, 2022, Malaysia is expected to participate in a number of meetings.

The meetings are the 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting; ASEAN Ministerial Meetings with Dialogue Partners [China, Republic of Korea, Japan, United Kingdom, India, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, European Union, the United States and Russia]; 23rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting + 3 (+3); 12th East Asia Summit (EAS); 29th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF); Meeting of the Southeast Asia Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone (SEANWFZ) Commission; and the interface of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with representatives of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR).

Malaysia, as National Coordinator of ASEAN-Canada Dialogue Relations for 2021-2024, will co-chair the ASEAN-Canada Ministerial Meeting.

At the 55th AMM, ASEAN foreign ministers will discuss progress in building the ASEAN community, ASEAN 2022 priorities and key deliverables, including the collective socio-economic recovery strategy and Covid-19.

Others include the implementation of the 2025 Asean political security plan, regional and international issues as well as preparations for the 40th and 41st ASEAN summits and related summits, which are expected to be held back-to-back in November 2022.

The statement said that among the issues Malaysia will raise at the meetings include post-Covid-19 economic recovery efforts, strengthening multilateralism, sustainability and climate change, cooperation on public health, digital economy. and transformation, and the situation in the South China Sea, the situation in Ukraine and the conflict in Myanmar. — Bernama