A delegation of senior officials led by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Thongphan Savanphet has attended the ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (ASEAN SOM) in Manila, the Philippines.
The ASEAN SOM was held on Aug 3 as a sideline event of the 50th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting hosted by the Philippines.
At the meeting, representatives of ASEAN member states discussed continued efforts to strengthen the ASEAN Community and the implementation of the ASEAN Political-Security Community Blueprint 2025.
They also discussed the promotion of external relations and cooperation, and the role of ASEAN Centrality as well as preparations for the 50th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting, the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with Dialogue Partners, the 13th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting Plus Three, the 7th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, the 24th ASEAN Regional Forum and other related meetings.
On the same day, the Deputy Minister also attended the plenary session of the Commission for the Southeast Asia Nuclear Weapon-Free Zone to review the implementation of the action plan on the promotion of the implementation of the Southeast Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone Treaty.
Source: Lao News Agency