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NEWS UPDATES Asean Affairs   25 June 2013  

ASEAN Reaffirms Commitment in Combating Transnational Crime

In an increasingly borderless world, transnational crime can affect the peace and security of every nation and region in the world. As the region heads to ASEAN Community 2015, the ASEAN Senior Officials in charge of addressing transnational crime have enhanced their cooperation in order to respond effectively to this menace.

The 13th ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting on Transnational Crime (SOMTC), which was held in Da Nang, Viet Nam from 19-20 June 2013, considered and endorsed the SOMTC Work Programme 2013-2015. The Work Programme includes policy guidelines and activities on the eight areas of transnational crime – terrorism, illicit drug trafficking, trafficking in persons, arms smuggling, sea piracy, money laundering, international economic crime and cybercrime. The Work Programme will be tabled at the 9th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Transnational Crime (AMMTC) to be held in Vientiane, Lao PDR from 15-19 September 2013, for adoption by the Ministers.

In view of the increasing scope and complexity of the cybercrime threat, the Meeting also endorsed the establishment of a Working Group on Cybercrime. The SOMTC also agreed to task their experts to further work on the drafts of the ASEAN Convention on Trafficking in Persons (ACTIP) and the Regional Plan of Action on Combating Trafficking in Persons (RPA).

To enhance cooperation with Dialogue Partners, SOMTC also held consultations with Australia, Canada, China, India, Japan, Republic of Korea and the United States. In the respective consultations, both SOMTC and the Dialogue Partners agreed to implement practical cooperation in supporting ASEAN’s efforts to stem transnational crime in the region. Future work includes the implementation of joint Work Plans on combating transnational crime as well as various projects and activities.

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