Vietnam attends ASEAN SOM in Singapore
Updated : Tuesday, February 06, 2018 9:27 AM (GMT+0700)

A Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Foreign Minister NguyenQuoc Dung, head of Vietnam ASEAN SOM, attended the ASEAN Senior Officials’Meeting (ASEAN SOM) which opened on February 5 in Singapore to prepare contentsfor the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat (AMM Retreat).

A view of the ASEAN Senior Officials’ Meeting (ASEAN SOM) which opened in Singapore 
on February 5 - Photo: VNA

Thedelegates agreed on the agenda and working programme of the AMM Retreat thatwill take place in Singapore on February 5-6, including implementing theoutcomes of the 31st ASEAN Summits (in the Philippines in November2017), and the main priorities of ASEAN in 2018 and the world and regionalsituation.

Besides,ASEAN SOM heads reviewed the implementation of the Master plan on ASEANPolitical – Security Community, cooperation themes of ASEAN in 2018 and thebloc’s external relations, including the methods to build the Code ofConduct of Parties in the East Sea (COC). ASEAN and China are scheduled tostart COC negotiations in Vietnam in March.

The meetingalso looked into draft documents to be submitted to the Foreign Ministers.

Source: VNA

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