Wisma Putra: Hisham to take part in virtual Asean Foreign Ministers' Retreat on Thursday (Jan 21)

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 -- Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein during a press conference after the ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) meeting in conjunction with the 37th ASEAN Summit today. --fotoBERNAMA (2020) COPYRIGHT RESERVED

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Hussein (pic) will be participating in the Asean Foreign Ministers’ Retreat (AMM Retreat) via video conference on Thursday (Jan 21).

Wisma Putra, in a statement Wednesday (Jan 20), said among issues that will be discussed by the foreign ministers are updates on the implementation of the decisions reached during the 37th Asean Summit held under the chairmanship of Vietnam in 2020, as well as initiatives to move forward the agenda and key priorities of Brunei Darussalam’s Asean Chairmanship this year.

"They will also exchange views on regional and international issues of common concern, as well as means to enhance ASsean's relations with its external partners," it said.

Wisma Putra said Brunei Darussalam helms the chairmanship of Asean this year with the theme,"We Care, We Prepare, We Prosper”.

The AMM Retreat is the first scheduled meeting for Asean member states, chaired by Brunei's Second Minister of Foreign Affairs Datuk Erywan Pehin Yusof with the participation of Asean Foreign Ministers and the secretary-general of Asean.

The retreat was preceded by the Asean Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) on Jan 19, said the statement.

"Malaysia fully supports and is committed to making substantive progress under Brunei Darussalam’s chairmanship of Asean in 2021," Wisma Putra said. - Bernama

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