Fri. May 27th, 2022

The 11 th ASEAN-Canada Dialogue was held in Singapore on
July 2 to review the progress of the Plan of Action (2010-2015) to
implement the Joint Declaration on ASEAN-Canada Enhanced Partnership
across the political-security, economic, and socio-cultural fields as
well as development cooperation, according to the ASEAN Secretariat.

The meeting stressed the importance of visioning the next phase
of ASEAN-Canada cooperation, including the drafting of a new plan of
action for the post-2015 period.

Participants also discussed
ways and means to strengthen and enhance cooperation in non-traditional
security issues including counter terrorism, transnational crime,
maritime security, and human rights.

ASEAN appreciated
Canada’s strong commitment in supporting ASEAN’s effort to achieve its
Community-building goals by 2015 and its post-2015 agenda.

Canada reiterated its support for ASEAN’s central role in the regional
architecture and looked forward to working with ASEAN to further
strengthen regional mechanisms for peace, stability and development in
the Asia-Pacific region.

The participants exchanged views on regional and international issues of common interests and concerns.-VNA

By vivian