ASEAN SOM: Heating the Engine for Summit

10 May, 2011 | Source: MFA-RI

In the run up to the 18th ASEAN Summit to be held on the 7th - 8th May 2011, the ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting took place at Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), on May 5th 2011.

The meeting was chaired by Director General of ASEAN Cooperation Ministry of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Djauhari Oratmangun as the Chair of ASEAN-SOM, and attended by Senior Officials of the Political-Security pillars from all ASEAN Member States and also Deputy Secretary General of ASEAN for Political-Security Affairs.

The SOM meeting is intended to discuss relevant issues under the Political-Security pillar and to prepare outcome documents in light of the upcoming ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM), 5th ASEAN Political-Security Community Council (APSC),and the 8th Meeting of the ASEAN Coordinating Council (ACC) which will take place on May 6th 2011.

The main discussion in the meeting includes the development of Outcome Document,  ASEAN and Regional Connectivity,  work of SOM Working Group on High Level Expert Group on the Remaining Legal Instruments, consideration for accession to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) from several non-ASEAN countries and progress of ASEAN external relations and ASEAN Flagship Projects. The informal SOM has finally agreed to submit to Foreign Ministers three ‘stand alone’ outcome documents related to the issues of elevating ASEAN’s global role, the establishment of ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation and Trafficking in Persons.   

 

 

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