ASEAN and Cyprus Reaffirm Commitment
During the courtesy call on ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh on 20 May 2013, H.E. Andreas Mavroyiannis, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cyprus, congratulated SG Minh for assuming the post and stressed Cyprus' commitment in strengthening relations with ASEAN.
SG Minh and Secretary Mavroyiannis exchanged views on the recent developments in ASEAN and Cyprus. Both agreed on the importance of strengthening relations between ASEAN and EU, and between ASEAN and individual EU member states, including Cyprus.
The Secretary-General of ASEAN is appointed by the ASEAN Summit for a non-renewable term of office of five years, selected from among nationals of the ASEAN Member States based on alphabetical rotation. H.E. Le Luong Minh is from Viet Nam and has been appointed for the 2013 -2017 period.