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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: