||Asean Affairs 17 June 2013
Foreign Ministers of FEALAC Countries Agree to Enhance Cooperation
H.E. Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General of ASEAN, attended the Sixth Foreign Ministers’ Meeting of the Forum for East Asia-Latin America Cooperation (FEALAC) on 13-14 June 2013 in Bali, Indonesia, at the invitation of H.E. Marty Natalegawa, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Indonesia, Co-Chair of FEALAC for 2012-2013.
Throughout the Meeting, the Foreign Ministers of FEALAC countries deliberated on ways and means to enhance East Asia-Latin America cooperation in many areas, particularly promoting interconnectivity between the two regions, and jointly addressing global challenges such as poverty, food and energy security, climate change, pandemic and communicable diseases, and transnational organised crime. The Meeting adopted the Uluwatu Declaration, which reaffirmed the commitment of FEALAC member countries to continue and strengthen bi-regional cooperation for sustainable development.
SG Minh delivered important remarks at the working lunch yesterday, focusing on ASEAN’s efforts to build a resilient, dynamic and sustainable Community by 2015 and the potentials for strengthening coordination and collaboration between ASEAN and FEALAC member countries in working towards mutual understanding, political dialogue and friendly cooperation between the two regions.
At the sidelines of the Meeting, SG Minh also had bilateral meetings with the Foreign Ministers of Mexico and the Republic of Korea; and the Vice Foreign Ministers of Brazil, Peru and Venezuela.