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52nd ASEAN FOREIGN MINISTERS’ MEETING / POST MINISTERIAL CONFERENCES
(52nd AMM / PMC) AND RELATED MEETINGS
29 JULY – 3 AUGUST 2019
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia,YB Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, will lead Malaysia’s delegation to the 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting /Post Ministerial Conferences and Related Meetings (52nd AMM/PMC) from 28 July to 3 August 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah will be accompanied by his wife, senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Permanent Mission of Malaysia to ASEAN in Jakarta, Indonesia. The 52nd AMM will be preceded by several preparatory meetings at the Senior Officials’ level.
During the 52nd AMM/PMC, the ASEAN Foreign Ministers will discuss issues related to ASEAN Community, implementation of the ASEAN Political-Security Blueprint 2025, ASEAN’s future direction as well as preparations for the 35th ASEAN Summit and Related Summits, scheduled to be held in November 2019. The Foreign Ministers will also discuss and exchange views on matters relating to regional and international issues of common interest such as developments in the South China Sea, situation in the Rakhine State, situation in the Korean Peninsula, counter terrorism and violent extremism, maritime security as well as other non-traditional security issues.
In addition, Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah together with the other ASEAN Foreign Ministers will also be attending the Post-Ministerial Conferences (PMCs) with ASEAN Dialogue Partners namely Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, India, Japan, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.
Malaysia is currently the country coordinator for the ASEAN-Australia Dialogue Relations for the term 2018-2021. Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah and the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Women of Australia Senator Marise Payne, will be co-chairing the ASEAN-Australia Ministerial Meeting on 1 August 2019.
Apart from the 52nd AMM and ASEAN+ 1 PMCs, the ASEAN Foreign Ministers will also participate in the Meeting of the SEANWFZ Commission, the 20th ASEAN Plus Three Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (20th APT FMM), the 9th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (9th EAS FMM) and the 26th ASEAN Regional Forum (26th ARF). The ASEAN Foreign Ministers are also scheduled to have an interface with the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) Representatives.
Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah is also expected to hold several bilateral meetings with his counterparts from ASEAN and Dialogue Partners at the sidelines of the AMM/PMC to discuss and strengthen cooperation on strategic issues of common concern.
At the conclusion of the 52nd AMM/PMC, the Foreign Ministers are expected to adopt a number of outcome documents, including the 52nd AMM Joint Communiqué which will highlight the discussions as well as key decisions made during the meetings.
The ASEAN Foreign Ministers are scheduled to witness the signing ceremony of the Instrument of Accession to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) in Southeast Asia by Peru. The TAC serves as a key code of conduct for inter-state relations in Southeast Asia, with the main aim of promoting peace and security in the region.
30 July 2019