Asean-Malaysia National Secretariat Asean-Malaysia National Secretariat


The ASEAN-Malaysia National Secretariat (AMNS)’s main objectives are to serve as the national focal point and be the repository of information on all ASEAN matters at the national level.  AMNS’s primary focus is to protect, promote and advance Malaysia’s and ASEAN Member States' interest and to coordinate the implementation of ASEAN decisions at the national level.

AMNS is responsible for supporting national preparations of ASEAN meetings, to represent Malaysia at ASEAN Summits and ASEAN Related Meetings, and to facilitate the hosting of ASEAN meetings, conferences and seminars related to ASEAN when it is the turn of Malaysia to be the Chair of ASEAN. AMNS is also responsible for promoting  ASEAN identity and awareness at the national level and to contribute to ASEAN community building.

AMNS is divided into three (3) divisions according to the ASEAN Charters pillars, namely - the ASEAN Political-Security Community Division, the ASEAN Economic Community Division and, the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Division.

As the National Secretariat of ASEAN for Malaysia, the AMNS shall:

  • To provide, promote, implement and enforce the programmes and activities of ASEAN at the national level;
  • To strengthen cooperation between Malaysia and the other ASEAN Member States and Dialogue Partners, Sectoral Dialogue Partners and Development Partner;
  • To facilitate relations between Malaysia and the National Secretariat of the ASEAN Member States, and the ASEAN Secretariat; and
  • To give full commitment and support to all the officials of other departments in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as  to provide excellent and efficient services to the Ministry and also to other agencies in protecting and advancing  the interests of Malaysia in ASEAN.