Anifah to lead Malaysian delegation
PUTRAJAYA: Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Anifah Aman is leading Malaysia’s delegation to the 50th Asean Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (50th AMM) and Related Meetings in Manila, the Philippines.
Among the issues expected to be in the meeting include the Asean Community, implementation of the Asean Political-Security Blueprint 2025, as well as preparations for the 31st Asean Summit and Related Summits, which will be held in November.
“The foreign ministers are scheduled to 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 Korean peninsula; terrorism and extremism; maritime security; and; other non-traditional security issues,” the ministry said.
Anifah is also scheduled to attend the Post-Ministerial Conferences (PMC), the 18th Asean Plus Three Foreign Ministers’ Meeting, the 7th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and the 24th Asean Regional Forum.
The Asean foreign ministers will also attend the PMC with 10 Asean Dialogue Partners, namely Australia, Canada, China, the European Union, India, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Russia and the United States.
Malaysia is the country coordinator for the Asean-US Dialogue Relations for the 2015 to 2018 period.
Anifah and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will co-chair the Asean PMC+1 with the US.
The foreign minister will hold a number of bilateral meetings with his counterparts from the 10-member regional bloc, as well as dialogue partners, to discuss and strengthen cooperation on strategic issues of common concern.
The 50th AMM and Related Meetings will end on Aug 8.